There was a news in the Gulf Malayalam dailies few days back stating that Srilankan is withdrawing its flights to Kozhikode & Kochi for want of sufficient aircrafts.The Website of Srilankan airlines reveal that there are only 7 flights per week to TIA, all operated using A320s. Formerly there were 13 flights to TIA consisting of wide bodied A340, A330 etc. What might have been the reason in the reduction of flight numbers apart from withdrawal of widebodied jetliners?
As per the same report, RAK air has withdrawn its Kozhikode flight due to the same reason. The news regarding Bahrain Air's operations to Kozhikode has also been mentioned in the same article.