A survey of 10,000 readers of UK’s Daily Telegraph on their experiences
in luxury travel has placed SriLankan Airlines among the finest of
Asia’s airlines.SriLankan was one of four runners-up in the category of Best Asian
Airline, which was won by Singapore Airlines. Other runners-up were
Cathay Pacific, Malaysian Airlines and Thai Airways.
Peter Hill, CEO of SriLankan, said: “Once again, SriLankan Airlines has
proven to be one of the most popular airlines among global travellers.
It is gratifying to note that in these days of intense competition,
SriLankan continues to rub shoulders with the best in the airline
industry in terms of standards in both our products and services.”
The “Ultratravel 100” survey was carried out by the Daily Telegraph,
whose readership is known to consist mostly of up-market persons in UK
society. The survey quizzed readers’ personal experiences with regard to
tour operators, cruise liners, hotels, airlines, airports and
Sri Lanka’s National Carrier now flies to 51 destinations in 28
countries across the globe. It is a favourite among travellers to and
from India, where it is the foreign airline with the most number of
frequencies - 95 per week to 10 cities - providing one-stop rapid
connections to Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Far East.
These include 12 flights per week to London, as well as services to
Paris and Frankfurt.
SriLankan is also the biggest carrier into the Maldives, which
incidentally was voted in the Ultratravel 100 as the Best Worldwide
SriLankan’s modern fleet consists of Airbus A340, A330 and A320