Breaking Travel News talks to Ajith Dias, chairman, SriLankan Airlines at World Travel Market 2016. He talks Breaking Travel News viewers through the latest routes from the carrier, improvements to the on-board product and what the future holds for the flag-carrier.
Qatar Airways and SriLankan Airlines, both members of the oneworld alliance, have strengthened their cooperation with a bilateral code-share relationship. Both airlines will code-share on each other’s flights between their respective hubs – Qatar Airways’ thrice daily Airbus A340-600 operations to Colombo and SriLankan Airlines’ daily Airbus A330-300 flight to Doha.
SriLankan Airlines has initiated its extensive fleet renewal plan for a more luxurious and enhanced travel experience with the arrival of its first brand new A330-300 aircraft last October, allowing passengers the opportunity to enjoy the luxury, on-board comforts of the new aircraft. Progressing with its wide-body re-fleeting programme, SriLankan Airlines will be taking delivery of its fifth Airbus 330-300 aircraft on November 10th 2015, which marks the airline’s third aircraft introduced in 2015.
SriLankan Airlines will become a full member of oneworld, offering the alliance’s complete range of services and benefits with effect from Thursday May 1st 2014 – as the first carrier from the Indian subcontinent to become part of any global airline alliance. The national airline of Sri Lanka received clearance to board oneworld, the world’s leading quality airline alliance, after successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness conducted by Cathay Pacific Airways, which is sponsoring its entry into the alliance, with the oneworld central team.
SriLankan Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for six A330-300s and four A350-900s. The airline, an all Airbus operator, has chosen the A330 and the latest generation A350 XWB aircraft as part of its long-haul fleet renewal.
Saminda Perera, regional manager, Sri Lankan Airlines, speaks to Breaking Travel News at the World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony at Paradise Island Resort & Spa, Maldives.
SriLankan Airlines, the national airline of Sri Lanka, has confirmed it will partner with World Travel Awards for the first ever Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, to be held in the Maldives this weekend. World Travel Awards is widely acknowledge as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’ and is seen as a premier networking event for industry professional from all over the world.
SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, and the Amadeus IT Group, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, today announce a landmark agreement that will see the airline migrate to Amadeus’ full Altéa suite by 2014.
SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, and the Amadeus IT Group, have announced a landmark agreement that will see the airline migrate to Amadeus’ full Altéa suite by 2014. The deal, which is the first of its kind for Amadeus in the Indian subcontinent, will enable both SriLankan Airlines and its sister airline, Mihin Lanka, to adopt Amadeus’ next generation IT suite in order to manage its mission-critical reservations, ticketing, inventory and departure control processes.
SriLankan Airlines is to join oneworld, adding one of the fastest growing airlines in Asia to the airline alliance. oneworld is considered the World’s Leading Airline Alliance by the prestigious World Travel Awards.
SriLankan Airlines is extending its Electronic Ticketing (E-ticket) facility for tickets purchased through most travel agents, increasing the level of convenience for passengers who no longer need to carry traditional paper tickets.