SriLankan Airlines, the flag carrier of Sri Lanka, commenced its operations in the year 1979. The airline, with its prompt services and strong goodwill, is contributing a lot in the economic development of the country. In the year 1982, the airline of Sri Lanka received its own aircraft and now its schedule services expand across 64 destinations in 34 nations that include Africa, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, North America, Africa and Australia. The airline owns a fleet of impressive aircrafts that offer safe flights to the passengers. The SriLankan flights, apart from low air fare, offer innumerable facilities to the passengers, including many in-flight conveniences. Making air travel a memorable experience is the in-flight crew, which serve passengers in best possible way. Another great reason for travellers to purchase air tickets on SriLankan Airlines is the fact that this airline has won awards from Skytrax for having World’s Friendliest Cabin Staff. There are special crew members, who hold expertise in taking care of young travellers and ensure that children travelling alone are well taken care of. Food preferences of all travellers are given absolute attention and special meals, such as those without salt or infant food can be booked via online booking method. - Less... + More
Destination & Services
SriLankan flights cover some of the most important destinations across the world and take several passengers each day to their destination. While the airline connects different domestic destinations, it does fly to numerous international destinations as well. By using the facility of online booking, travellers can reach cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Kochi in India. In addition, the airline has flights to other important cities in Asia, like Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur. The flight schedule of SriLankan airlines covers many holiday destinations such as Paris, Rome, Milan, Bangkok and Singapore. The air fare at which travellers can reach most of the major cities of the Middle East, will leave many pleasantly surprised. Some of the cities that SriLankan Airlines fly include Jeddah, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The airline also has regular flights to London and the air tickets are quite reasonably priced. With courteous crew members and menus designed to tickle all palates, there is no reason why any international traveller would not want to choose this airline. Moreover, the in-flight entertainment has the most popular international shows and the latest movies. All this and more, the SriLankan Airlines welcome all the passengers to enjoy flying experience like never before. - Less... + More
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