Frequently asked questions

What is Roy-Tho Airbus 2024?

It’s a unique flight experience from Melbourne to Colombo, carrying old Royalists and Thomians, creating an unforgettable prelude to the upcoming Big Match.

Who is organising this event? 

This is a joint effort by a group of old Royalists and Thomians in Australia with similar interests.

Who is the airline Partner?

Sri Lankan Airlines.

When is the departure date? 

The big day is 3rd March, 2024.

Is the ticket a return airfare?  


Is the return date fixed? 

No, we provide you with a few return dates as options, and you can choose any of them. If you need an alternative date, please let us know, and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.

Are the air tickets issued at a discounted rate? 

Yes, We have made a special arrangement with Sri Lankan Airlines.

Air ticket prices and availability? 

This is published on the RoyThoAirbus website and social media channels.

How can I reserve air tickets? 

A dedicated portal will be available to book your tickets. Also you can directly liaise with Sri Lankan Airlines ticketing or the authorised ticketing agents. 

Contact: for details.

Who will handle the ticketing and payments? 

Sri Lankan Airlines or an authorized ticketing agent will be handling the ticketing and payments.

Who can purchase the tickets? 

This flight is exclusively for old Royalists and Thomians and their families.

Are the seats limited? 

Yes, seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Where is the flight operating from? 

This is a direct flight from Melbourne to Colombo. 

What if I live in another state or in New Zealand

We will work with Sri Lankan Airlines to arrange connecting flights.

Will there be transport arranged from BIA Katunayake upon arrival? 

No, you will have to organise own transport.

Will there be special arrangements on the return flight as well? 

No, since the return date is not the same for all passengers, there will be no special arrangements.

What other benefits do I receive by flying with RoyTho Airbus? 

Other than an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime flight experience, you will also receive exclusive Roy-Tho Airbus merchandise, entry into the raffle draw, discounted hotel accommodation, and a host of delightful surprises during the flight and upon landing. 

What is included in the raffle draw? 

Free return air tickets from Melbourne to Colombo, courtesy of Sri Lankan Airlines.

Can you help us in purchasing Roy-Tho Big Match tickets? 

Yes, the Roy-Tho Airbus committee can assist in getting tickets, subject to availability.

For further information please contact

Last updated August 8 , 2023