SriLankan Airlines Limited, which was previously known as Air Lanka, is the flag carrier of Sri Lanka. It operates a fleet of 13 aircrafts flying to destinations in Asia & Europe. Based at the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport, the airline is not a part of any airline alliance but was in a partnership with Emirates Airlines which owns about 43.63% stake. The partnership, however, expired in March, 2008.
Destination & Services
Destinations serviced by SriLankan Airlines in Asia include Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Male, Karachi, Colombo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Bahrain, Kuwait, Muscat, Doha, Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Destinations serviced by SriLankan Airlines in Europe are Paris, Rome, Milan, Frankfurt, London and Zurich. Services, Catering, Frequent Flyer Programs. SriLankan Airlines flight bookings and cheap tickets can be bought online with MakeMyTrip.com. SriLankan Airlines are great at providing world-class services to its passengers. With 22 radio channels an array of Hollywood and regional movies and games puzzles, playing cards and classic board games, the new A330-200 aircrafts the best of in-flight entertainment in the industry. SriLankan Catering, a SriLankan Airline's fully-owned subsidiary is single-handedly responsible for managing its economic infrastructure and profitability. In addition to the company's prime responsibility, i.e. preparation of in-flight meals, it also caters for foreign airlines, some if which include Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Emirates. SriLankan Catering can easily cater to 15,000 passengers a day. The first frequent flyer program, Serendib Miles, was abandoned in early 2000. SriLankan Airlines then acquired Emirates' Skywards frequent flyer program, the agreement for which, ceased to exist as their partnership concluded on 31 March 2008. Thereafter, SriLankan Airlines launched FlySmiLes, and has added a variety of new reward partners to its program.-Less
As of today, SriLankan Airlines has a total fleet of 13 aircrafts, all Airbus. These include the Airbus A320-200, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A340-300 and Boeing 767-300 ER (Wet Leased until 8th September 2010)
As per SriLankan Airlines baggage policy, a maximum of 32 kgs of luggage can be checked-in per guest. As per luggage restrictions, an extra charge will be levied for any baggage in excess to the free baggage allowance. While checked-in baggage rules are the same for all classes of travel, Sri Lankan Airlines cabin baggage policy is different for different classes, i.e. one 7 kg bag for economy-class passengers and 2 bags weighing 7 kgs each for business-class passengers. The airline, however, allows free carry-on items such as blankets, overcoats, umbrellas, cameras, etc.
Awards & Recognition
World's Best Airline in a survey of Economy Class passengers. World's Friendliest Cabin Staff - Skytrax. World's Most Reliable Operator of Airbus A330s (small fleet) - Airbus Industries. World's Most Reliable Operator of Airbus A340s (small fleet) - Airbus Industrie
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