Honoured with the title of Asia’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean by the World Travel Awards, Pradeep Durairaj, country manager for Hong Kong at SriLankan Airlines, tells Breaking Travel News how the title will allow the brand to develop its reputation in the region.
Saminda Perera, who has spearheaded SriLankan Airlines’ marketing and corporate communications strategy since June 2015, says that the airline’s recent success at World Travel Awards makes him optimistic about the future. Kaye Holland reports for Breaking Travel News.
Dinnaga Padmaperuma, chief technical officer, SriLankan Airlines, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the role the airline plays in the development of tourism in the Maldives and south-east Asia more generally.
SriLankan Airlines has consolidated its positioning as the largest airline operation in the Maldives by commencing services to Gan Island. The move makes the carrier the only airline to operate international flights to Gan International Airport, with four flights per week.
oneworld members elect Qatar Airways and SriLankan Airlines are to participate in the Global Explorer round-the-world fare offered by all the alliance’s members and selected other carriers. The move represents a first step by both airlines towards their implementation into oneworld, which is on track for the year ahead - when they will start participating in the full range of the alliance’s fares and offering all its other services and benefits.
SriLankan Airlines will join oneworld, adding one of Asia’s fastest growing airlines to the world’s leading quality airline alliance. Its election as a oneworld member designate was announced as the Chief Executives of the alliance’s member airlines gathered for a meeting of the group’s Board at IATA’s 2012 World Air Transport Summit.
SriLankan Airlines will launch a new twice-weekly direct service from Milan to Colombo on 16th December, to enhance Italian tourism into Sri Lanka and serve the sizable Sri Lankan community in northern Italy.
Mercator’s end to end cargo solution, SkyChain, has recently gone live with the Sri Lankan national carrier, Sri Lankan Airlines.
Breaking Travel News interviews Manoj Gunawardena, Head of Worldwide Passenger Sales, Sri Lankan Airlines at World Travel Market 2007 about their growth strategy in India and UK airlift.
SriLankan Engineering, the technical arm of SriLankan Airlines has completed a training programme for engineering staff of Airblue,Pakistan’s fastest growing domestic airline.