German travellers have voted SriLankan Airlines as among the finest in
the sky for inflight service, close upon the heels of a similar accolade
from British tourists.An online poll by the respected German travel magazine Reise & Preise
(Travel & Price) ranked Sri Lanka’s National Carrier 5th globally.
Singapore Airlines was placed first, followed by Cathay Pacific,
Malaysian Airlines, and Thai Airways.
Peter Hill, CEO of SriLankan said: “It is indeed gratifying to receive
such a vote of confidence from our passengers. We began winning global
accolades several years ago, rubbing shoulders with the world’s best
airlines, and we have strived to develop our service even further.”
A recent survey by the UK’s Daily Telegraph placed SriLankan Airlines
among four runners-up for Best Asian Airline. Interestingly, British
travellers also voted for the same top five airlines as Germans did.
Germany is one of the Sri Lanka’s traditional tourism markets. SriLankan
is also one of the most preferred carriers of German tourists into the
Maldives, where it is the largest operator among all airlines.
Large numbers of German travellers also use SriLankan’s one-stop service
from Frankfurt to 10 cities in India, where it is the foreign carrier
with the most number of frequencies with 95 flights per week.