Sri Lankan Airlines flight took off from Frankfurt to Colombo on 21st January 2021 with a group of tourists from Germany and Switzerland. Sri Lanka Ambassador Her Excellency Manori Unambuwa along with other officials hailed the group in Frankfurt which was an encouragement for Germans to visit SL. This visit was arranged with the support of Sri Lanka Tourism to mark the opening of the airport for international tourists by the government of Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Airlines commenced flights from Frankfurt to the country and it is scheduled to operate two direct flights per week to enhance the tourist arrivals from Germany in time to come. The number of arrivals from Germany in 2018 and 2019 were 156,888 and 134,899 respectively.