Established in 1979 as Air Lanka, after the termination of operations of the original Sri Lankan flag carrier Air Ceylon. SriLankan Airlines, is the flag carrier of Sri Lanka. Following its partial acquisition in 1998 by Emirates it was re-branded to "SriLankan. After ending the Emirates partnership, it continues using its re-branded name and logo. The airline’s hub is located at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, SriLankan Airlines joined the oneworld airline alliance on 1 May 2014 as the first carrier from the Indian Sub-continent.
Srilankan Airlines has a fleet size of 21, an average fleet age of 7.2 years. SriLankan Airlines has eight A320's used in its short/medium haul operations, has seven A330’s & has six A340’s to help connect the people of Sri Lanka with World and vice versa. The development of the airline has many carriers in the planning phase which is to be ordered in the days to come.
Providing connections to its global route network of 99 destinations in 47 countries (including codeshare operations)in Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Far East, North America, Australia and Africa. it's operates to 99 destinations in 47 countries (including codeshare operations) in Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Far East, North America, Australia and Africa. Sri Lankan remains the largest foreign carrier into the Maldives, with over 30 weekly flights between Male and Colombo. The SriLankan currently operates 258 weekly flights to 33 destinations in 20 countries (excluding codeshare), covering the main cities of the Europe, Middle East, India, South East Asia and the Far East.
SriLankan is known for its Friendly cabin creq nad has been awarded for their Warmth offered, the meals are a wonderful mouth watering experience , well planned seating and the segment breakdown offers luxury as well. No holding back on the entertainment front as minute details are given importance for example children on bard have the provision to their own cartoon channel and is South Asia's first airline to have on-board WiFi capability, offers onboard wifi connectivity with new Airbus A330-300 fleet in partnership with OnAir.