Abu Dhabi-based Rotana Jet has ventured outside the Persian Gulf for the first time, beginning services to Colombo and Mattala in Sri Lanka. Rotana Jet—which has used Embraer ERJ-145s for services within the United Arab Emirates and around the Gulf—has acquired an Airbus A319 for the longer sector to Sri Lanka. A second A319 is due to arrive in April, allowing the carrier to increase the frequency of its Sri Lankan services from 3X- to 6X-weekly. The aircraft is configured in a ...

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