SriLankan Airlines has established itself over the years as a global leader in providing quality services, safety, punctuality, reliability and comfort for passengers. Launched in 1979, the airline is headquartered at Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo, and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, Hambantota. It has been recognised time and again as leading carrier with several awards to its name, such as Best Airline Operator from South Asia award at the KLIA Awards in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011. Also, at the Sri Lanka Presidential Travel & Tourism Awards, it won the Airline of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Srilankan Airlines Fleet
The airline has a diverse range of aircraft that operate throughout the world. Their fleet contains 22 flights, including the wide bodied A340 and A330 aircraft, along with mid-range A320s. They have 6 Airbus A340–300, 7 Airbus A330-200 and 8 Airbus A320-200. The A340s are powered by CFM 56-5C engines, used in its long haul operations, A330s with TRENT700 engines and A320s with 5 aircraft powered by CFM56-5B engines, as well as 3 aircraft powered by the V2500-A5.
Srilankan Airlines Destinations
SriLankan Airlines connects 64 destinations across 34 countries in most of the continents, including Africa, Australia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, South Asia, North America, Europe and the Far East. Popular destinations in Europe include Munich, Athens, London, Paris, Rome, Milan, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Brussels, Manchester, Istanbul, Washington, Dublin and Geneva. It also travels to Johannesburg in Africa; Moscow in Central Asia; Sydney and Melbourne in Australia; and New York and Chicago in North America. South Asian destinations include Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kochi, Chennai, Colombo, Karachi, Dhaka, Madurai, Varanasi, and more. The Middle Eastern destinations are Kuwait, Dammam, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Muscat, Jeddah, Amman, Sharjah, Bahrain and Doha.
Srilankan Airlines In Flight Comfort & Ground Facilities
The luxury seats have ample width and pitch, along with enough leg room across both Economy and Business classes. The business class seats for longer journeys can transform into flat bed seats, and passengers have unrestricted access to Audio/Video on Demand, including music, games, videos and movies. All of these facilities can be enjoyed on the HD wide screens located on every seat. They also have several ground facilities, including “Serendib” which is the SriLankan Airlines Lounge and has a seating capacity of 80 and a dining capacity of 20. This 24 hour lounge offers a tranquil retreat fir for business travellers while they wait to board their flight.
Srilankan Airlines Online Booking & Baggage Limit
You can easily get cheap flight tickets via online booking along with ticketing and web check in facilities for passengers to plan their itinerary through their mobiles or laptops. The airline charges extra for luggage exceeding 32 kg. The cabin baggage allowance is less than 46x36x20 cm and under 7 kg. However this may vary for different destinations, so make sure you check online before you leave home.