Aviation Minister pledges to lift BIA standards sky-high

Transport and Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva pledged to make the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) one of the most efficient, cost-effective and attractive airports in the region. With the Government having ambitious plans to cater to 2.5 million tourist arrivals by the end of this year, the Minister highlighted that it was necessary to … More Aviation Minister pledges to lift BIA standards sky-high

SriLankan Airlines climbs to 8th place globally for airline fuel efficiency

SriLankan Airlines has climbed to eighth position globally in IATA fuel efficiency ranking amongst 51 airlines in the same business model, following the implementation of a wide range of fuel efficiency and conservation measures over the last 22 months to reduce fuel burn. The 2016 ranking of airlines by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) … More SriLankan Airlines climbs to 8th place globally for airline fuel efficiency

Fresh restructuring plan for SriLankan

New revival effort focuses on better aviation fuel pricing, resolving aircraft leases; debt servicing cost, and realignment of human resources CEO says recent operational measures have helped to boost revenue If not for $ 45 m hit by partial BIA closure, airline could have achieved break-even Engineering to be spun off as a subsidiary; three … More Fresh restructuring plan for SriLankan

Coimbatore becomes SriLankan Airlines’ 14th destination in India

SriLankan Airlines has announced the launch of new services from 16 July to Coimbatore, the second largest city in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu. Accordingly, the airline will be offering a four-times-a-week service to Coimbatore, connecting the state’s second largest city to the world through its global route network. Coimbatore is one of three … More Coimbatore becomes SriLankan Airlines’ 14th destination in India

SriLankan Airlines renews support to boost tourism

National carrier Sri Lankan Airlines pledged its support to bolster the tourism industry while announcing that its focus has changed primarily to regions in the Far East and India. Noting that the airline was essentially set up to help the country’s tourism industry, Sri Lankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias said they would continue to focus … More SriLankan Airlines renews support to boost tourism

Sri Lanka to sign air service agreement with Canada

The Cabinet of Ministers Tuesday has approved the signing of an air services agreement with Canada. Although a large number of expatriate Sri Lankans are living in Canada, currently there is no air services agreement operating between the two countries Signing of an air services agreement aims to provide facilities to promote trade and tourism … More Sri Lanka to sign air service agreement with Canada

Jetwing Colombo Seven teams up with Colombo Supper Club to bring bold heritage flavors of Singapore to Sri Lanka

                  Following on from the success of their first edition that featured Chefs Rishi Naleendra and Andrew Walsh and Sun Kim, the latest Colombo Supper Club will feature the creations of Singaporean chef Damian D’Silva, flown down by SriLankan Airlines. The event will be held at 7 … More Jetwing Colombo Seven teams up with Colombo Supper Club to bring bold heritage flavors of Singapore to Sri Lanka