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SriLankan Airlines is the flag carrier of Sri Lanka and is headquartered in Katunayake, Sri Lanka.

 

The airline is a member of the Oneworld alliance. SriLankan Airlines flies to many destinations including Abu Dhabi, Bangalore, Bangkok, Beijing, Chennai, Colombo, Dubai, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Kunming, Kuala Lumpur and many others.

 

SriLanka Airlines was launched in 1979 and currently flies to 94 destinations in 44 countries. In 2015, SriLankan Airlines won the award for "Superior Achievement in Passenger Experience" from APEX Passenger Choice Awards and Future Travel Awards 2015: Best in the Region.

 

SriLankan Airlines has codeshare agreements with Air Berlin, Finnair, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, S7 Airlines, Air Canada, Air India, Alitalia, Asiana Airlines, Cinnamon Air, Etihad Airways, Niki, Oman Air and Saudia.

 

In January 2016, SriLankan Airlines launches thrice-weekly non-stop flights from Guangzhou to Colombo becoming the first airline operating direct flights between Guangzhou and Colombo in the South China market.

 

The SriLankan fleet contains luxurious seats that have ample pitch and width. Seating is in a two-class system of Business and Economy. Business classes on long haul aircraft are equipped with flat-bed seats. The latest Thales Avant in-flight entertainment system has the latest Audio / Video On Demand function.

 


 

Frequent Flyer Program

 

SriLankan Airlines operates a frequent flyer program called FlySmiles to reward to regular passengers.

 

SriLankan Airlines is a member airline of the world's leading airline alliance Oneworld.

 

Oneworld is an alliance of the world's leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers.

 

FlySmiles has 5 membership levels: Platinum, Gold, Classic, Silver and Blue.

 

Members can also opt for the Baggage Bonus Programme offering exclusive additional luggage allowances.

 


 

Baggage

 

SriLankan Airlines allows its passengers in:

 

First/ Business Class - 2 pieces of hand luggage of up to 7kg

Economy Class - 1 piece of hand luggage of up to 7kg

 

For routings excluding destined to / from North, Central and South America: passengers in First / Business Class are entitled to 1 piece of baggage of up to 40kg, 30kg in Economy and infants 10kg.

 

 

Checked baggage allowance 

 

Baggage

 

Weight Policy for Free Baggage

For routings excluding destined to / from North, Central and South America

 

Cabin Class Maximum Weight Dimension
First/Business Class 40kg 158cm/ 62 inch
Economy Class 30kg 158cm/ 62 inch
Infant -All classes 10kg 115 cm/ 45 inch

 

 

 

Dimensions = length + height + width
Note: There can be exceptions based on specific periods, routings and fare types

Piece Policy for Free Baggage

For routings destined to/from North, Central and South America

 

Class Dimension No of Pieces Maximum Weight per piece
First/Business Class 158cm/ 62 inch 2 32 kg each
Economy Class 158cm/ 62 inch 2 23 kg each
Infant -All classes 158cm/ 62 inch 1 23Kg

 

 

Additional checked baggage allowances for Sri Lankan Airlines FlySmiLes Members and oneworld top tier members 

 


*Not applicable for flights to/from North, Central and South America

*Valid only on UL operated flights and on oneworld carrier operated flights

Dimensions = length + height + width

 

Tier Additional Allowance
PLATINUM / oneworld EMERALD 20kg on all flights marketed and operated by oneworld airlines
GOLD / oneworld SAPPHIRE 15kg on all flights marketed and operated by oneworld airlines
CLASSIC / oneworld RUBY 5kg only on SriLankan Airlines flights
SILVER/SriLankan Airlines co-branded credit cards 12kg only on SriLankan Airlines flights
BAGGAGE PREMIER 25kg on flights within the Baggage Bonus network
BAGGAGE PLUS 15kg on flights within the Baggage Bonus network

 

 


 

SriLankan Airlines has a good relationship with a handful of airlines around the world, in addition to the codeshare agreements they currently sustain, in 2014 the carrier filed to be part of the Oneworld alliance. After deliberation from the Alliance the airline was admitted and right away SriLankan Airlines started to renew its fleet and to purchase even more aircrafts.

Airbus A330 and A350s were bought and they continued to have an all Airbus fleet. With the new aircrafts SriLankan airlines expects to have a growth in passenger count by 2017, as they seek to add new routes to their service and remove the less demanded ones.

 


 

News

 

12th September 2017

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

SriLankan Airlineshas 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) has placed SriLankan eighth with an efficiency rating of 34.86Ltr/100RTK (liters per 100 revenue ton kilometers). The IATA benchmark for the year 2016 is 35.26Ltr/100RTK. This is a significant improvement over its performance in calendar year 2015 when it ranked 15th with a rating of 36.25Ltr/100RTK.

Fuel Saving Initiative by the Pilots
Due to the efforts and skills of its Pilots, SriLankan Airlines achieved a saving of over US$2.3 million, when comparing the planned Fuel burn-off, against the actual in 22 months from August 2015 to June 2017.

Fuel is the largest cost component for any airline, and with increasing fuel prices the actions of our pilots help in reducing our operational costs.

11th September 2017

 

SriLankan Airlines in recent schedule update filed changes to its planned winter 2017/18 season, effective from 29OCT17.

Colombo – Dammam eff 29OCT17 A330 continues to operate this route 4 times a week. The airline previously scheduled 1 of 4 weekly operated by A321neo

Colombo – Delhi eff 01DEC17 Increase from 10 to 13 weekly
Colombo – Doha eff 03DEC17 Increase from 7 to 11 weekly, new flight UL219/220 operated by A320/330-200
Colombo – Dubai eff 01DEC17 Increase from 7 to 10 weekly, new flight UL231/232 operated by A320/320neo

Colombo – Guangzhou eff 29OCT17 A321neo replaces A321, 1 daily
Colombo – Hong Kong eff 29OCT17 A321neo replaces A321, 5 weekly
Colombo – Mumbai eff 29OCT17 Increase from 1 to 2 daily


Previously reported, the oneWorld member will resume Colombo – Melbourne service from 29OCT17. Based on latest listing, inaugural flight on 29OCT17 will be operated by A330-300, switching to -200 for this daily flight from 30OCT17.

 

 

18th August 2017

 

Myanmar state-owned airline to extend wing to China's Chengdu

Myanmar National Airlines (MNA), a state-owned airline, will extend wing to China's Chengdu, a report quoted a chief executive officer of the airline as reporting Friday.

The planned schedule-flight will be introduced in addition to 26 domestic destinations and some international routes including Singapore, China's Hong Kong, Bangkok, Chaing Mai and Gaya, MNA Chief Executive Officer U Than Tun said.

With Boeing 737-800 aircraft, MNA launched its first international flight to Singapore in August 2015, followed by the second to China's Hong Kong in December the same year and to Bangkok in February 2016.

The country's oldest airline, founded in 1948, carried out reforms in 2015, expanding its regional and foreign destinations in a bid to keep up with international airlines flying between international airports of Myanmar.

MNA was renamed from state-run Myanmar Airways (MA) in December 2014 after corporatization.

Domestic private airlines in operation in Myanmar have reached eight, while foreign airlines that fly Myanmar remain as 24, according to figures so far available.

 

 

8th August 2017

 

SriLankan Airlines launches new direct service from Melbourne to Colombo, Sri Lanka

SriLankan Airlines is set to launch a new direct service from Melbourne to Colombo, Sri Lanka. SriLankan Airlines launches new direct service from Melbourne to the Colombo, Sri Lanka. Australians can link Sri Lanka and the Maldives on a one-stop, sun-and-snorkel holiday when SriLankan Airlines launches its new direct services from Melbourne to the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, on October 29. The daily service will run an A330-200 on the 10-hour, 50-minute flight to Colombo, bypassing the traditional stopover hubs of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

 

SriLankan, which is in the oneworld family, last ran direct services to Australia back in the 1990s. The new flights depart Melbourne at 4.55pm, arriving in Colombo at 10.15pm, returning as a night flight, departing at 11.50pm to reach Melbourne at 3.25pm. For the idyllic Indian Ocean escape, connect a Sri Lankan stay with a direct flight into the Maldives' capital, Male, or straight to its southernmost island, Gan Island, in the Addu Atoll, whose resorts include the Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa.

 

 

30th May 2017

 

SriLankan Airlines will be flying to Australia with daily non-stop services to Melbourne commencing October 29th 2017

Australia is home to one of the largest Sri Lankan expatriate communities, many of whom reside in and around Melbourne, the capital of Australia’s ‘Garden State’, Victoria. This factor, together with the tremendous potential for business travel and Victoria’s growing student population convinced the Airline to plan for the launch of non-stop daily services to Melbourne.

The non-stop services will also facilitate passengers from the Middle East and South Asia seeking onward connectivity via Colombo to/from Australia.

The Airline will be operating Airbus 330-200 aircraft on the route, offering its passengers modern in-flight comforts complemented with its award winning service and the world renowned Sri Lankan warmth and hospitality.

 

 

14th May 2017

 

SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of the island nation, will add 3 southern India cities: Hyderabad, Coimbatore and Visakhapatnam from July

 

 

16th May 2017

 

SriLankan Airlines in latest schedule update filed additional changes for flights to Bangkok and Guangzhou

Subject to Government Approval, existing 4 weekly Colombo – Bangkok – Guangzhou A330-200/-300 service will become 1 daily Colombo – Guangzhou, operated by A321 from 15JUL17.

With this latest adjustment, Colombo – Bangkok sector will see frequency increase from 14 to 21 weekly, instead of previously listed 25. Previously reported, the oneWorld member is also splitting existing Colombo – Bangkok – Hong Kong service, where Hong Kong will receive 5 weekly A321 nonstop service, from 15JUL17.

 

 

May 2017

 

SriLankan Airlines announced it will will operate direct flights from Visakhapatnam to Colombo, four days a week, from July 8. The flights would operate four times a week on every Tuesday, Thursday , Saturday and Sunday - the Tours and Travels Association of Andhra Pradesh announced here today. The flight will leave Colombo at 7.10 am and arrive in the port city of Andhra Pradesh at 9.10 am.

 

 

May 2017

 

SriLankan Airlines in latest schedule update filed additional changes for flights to Bangkok and Guangzhou. Subject to Government Approval, existing 4 weekly Colombo – Bangkok – Guangzhou A330-200/-300 service will become 1 daily Colombo – Guangzhou, operated by A321 from 15JUL17.



UL880 CMB1410 – 2230CAN 321 235
UL880 CMB1440 – 2300CAN 321 7
UL880 CMB1705 – 0125+1CAN 321 146

UL881 CAN0200 – 0500CMB 321 x257
UL881 CAN0300 – 0600CMB 321 257

With this latest adjustment, Colombo – Bangkok sector will see frequency increase from 14 to 21 weekly, instead of previously listed 25. Previously reported, the oneWorld member is also splitting existing Colombo – Bangkok – Hong Kong service, where Hong Kong will receive 5 weekly A321 nonstop service, from 15JUL17.

 

 

April 2017

 

SriLankan Airlines announced it was set to commence in-house operation of its inflight duty free business, following the ending of the concession held by Duty Free Partners. The agreement, which expired on 31 March, contained a two-year extension on a mutual consent basis and that DFP should have enjoyed “the right of first refusal”.

 

 

April 2017

 

SriLankan Airlines announced it was to begin A321neo operations during the third quarter of 2017

This is likely to begin with a 4x weekly service from Colombo Int'l to Hyderabad Int'l, India, and a 1x weekly service to Vishakhapatnam. Other destinations, such as Kochi Int'l and Delhi Int'l, are expected to be added in due course. SriLankan Airlines is expecting at least four A321neo with two each coming from AerCap and Air Lease Corporation. In April 2017, SriLankan Airlines announced that from July 2017 it plans to expand operational frequencies for Colombo - Delhi route, currently served on daily basis. From 15JUL17, the airline will increase from 7 to 11 weekly, with new red-eye/early-morning service.

UL197 CMB0035 – 0410DEL 320 x357

UL195 CMB1410 – 1745DEL 32B D

UL198 DEL0510 – 0845CMB 320 x357
UL196 DEL1845 – 2220CMB 32B D

Previously reported, UL195/196 from 15JUL17 will be operated by the new A321neo, replacing A321ceo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The flight route map of SriLankan Airlines

 

 

In July 2017, SriLankan Airlines announced it will commence direct flights from Hong Kong to Colombo. SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, announced the commencement of the direct flight services between Hong Kong and Colombo, effective from July 15th, 2017. SriLankan will operate five weekly non-stop flights from Hong Kong to Colombo connecting 48 countries and 101 destinations within SriLankan’s network and over 1000 destinations via the oneworld alliance network. The commencement of the Hong Kong-Colombo direct operations is yet another progressive initiative launched by SriLankan Airlines focusing on the region, offering travelers to and from Hong Kong, seamless travel experience to Middle Eastern destinations namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman; Europe and North America via London; and the SAARC region’s main cities including Male and Gan Island in the Maldives, Dhaka in Bangladesh, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Trichy, Trivandrum, Kochi, Madurai, Kolkata, Varanasi and Bodh Gaya in India.

 

Route Map 

 

Sri Lanka & Maldives

Europe

Colombo

London

Male

 

Gan Island

Far East

 

Tokyo

Indian subcontinent

Bangkok

Chennai

Kuala Lumpur

Trivandrum

Singapore

Trichy

Jakarta

Mumbai

Hong Kong

Bangalore

Beijing

Delhi

Shanghai

Kochi

Canton

Varanasi

Kunming

Madurai

 

Kolkata

 

Karachi

Africa

Lahore

Seychelles

Dhaka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popular Routes

 

London   Colombo

 

London    Male

 

Colombo    Male

 

London    Bangkok

 

Chennai   Colombo  

 

Colombo     Bangkok

 
 


The Fleet

 

Airbus A320-200

 

Airbus A321-200

 

 

 

 

 

 

Airbus A330-200

Airbus A340-200

 

 

 

 

 

Airbus A330-300

 

 

 

 

 

Bandaranaike International Airport 

HUB Airport

 

Bandaranaike International Airport is the main international airport serving Sri Lanka. It is the hub airport for SriLankan Airlines. It has one runaway and can handle nearly 8 million passengers every year. Other airlines which fly to and from this airport include Air Arabia, Air Asia X, Air China, Air India, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Oman, Qatar Airways and Saudia. 

 

 

Oneworld Alliance

 

 

 

Oneworld alliance is a leading global airline network, with 15 member airlines. Oneworld alliance was founded and now consists of member airline such as Cathay Pacific, Finnair, LAN, TAM, Malaysia, Qantas, Qatar, SriLankan Airlines, Iberia, British Airways, American Airlines and many others. Oneworld alliance covers more than a thousand destinations in 155 countries. 

 

 


 

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A modern fleet of 14 Airbus aircraft, exceptional onboard service and an upgraded hub at Colombo makes Sri Lankan Airlines a first choice and world class carrier to any of their 41destinations in 21 countries. In May 2009, Sri Lankan Airlines launched it’s Five Star Meal service in Business Class and Captain Milinda Ratnayake announced that Sri Lankan Airlines would ensure that year 2009 would be the "year of the customer" The Five Star Meal service will initially be launched on it European routes, London, Frankfurt, Rome and Paris. It will be extended across their network shortly. Sri Lankan Airlines - Flights to South Asia From three European gateways (London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Paris Charles de Gaulle) Sri Lankan Airlines is an enjoyable way to fly to the multi layered (languages, culture, ruins, skyscrapers) city of Colombo. Sri Lanka has continued to attract tourists and Sri Lankan Airlines has been in the forefront of this process with attractive air fares and convenient flight connections. The airline is an important link to the Maldives (Male international airport) with direct non stop flights from London 3 days each week, and also connects (in Colombo) to destinations in India, Pakistan, Thailand, China inc Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. A modern fleet of 14 Airbus aircraft, exceptional onboard service and an upgraded hub at Colombo makes Sri Lankan Airlines a first choice and world class carrier to any of their destinations. Sri Lankan Airlines offer you the choice of both Business Class or Economy. In their Economy Class you can settle back and enjoy a choice of international culinary delights whilst viewing a huge range of movies through your own personal seatback TV monitor. They offer a choice of 18 movies, TV channels and 22 radio channels. Sri Lankan Airlines offer you both easter and western cuisine in Business Class and this can be enjoyed in the luxury of seats that have a 19.5" width and with additional footrests and lumbar supports. Sri Lankan Airlines - Service Pedigree Look carefully at the Sri Lankan Airline’s logo and see if you can see the stylised peacock. Despite the troubles in Sri Lanka the airline maintains a dynamic approach to airline operations from its hub in Colombo. A significant shareholding and management input from the award winning Emirates plus the most graceful and friendly cabin staff make the on-board experience more than first time flyers with them would expect


Sri Lankan Airlines announce 2 new destinations, Shanghai and Jakarta

Sri Lankan Airlines has announced  plans to add more destinations and increase frequencies on existing routes as it expands.

SriLankan Airlines launch new European service

SriLankan Airlines have announced the launch of a new weekly service between Colombo,Paris Charles de Gaulle and Milan Malpensa airports from December 16th 2009.

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