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2008-08-22 18:00:32

The SriLankan Airlines Group's financial performance for the year 2007/08 was severely affected by the steep rise in the price of aviation fuel, resulting in an operational loss of USD. 5.45 million. The airline spent an additional USD 63.31 million for fuel in 2007/08, with the fuel bill increasing by 29.26% to USD. 279.66 million from USD 216.35 million in the previous year. This was the result of the average price of jet fuel reaching USD 101.81 per barrel in 2007/08, as against USD...

2008-08-11 09:01:04

Skychain Links Mercator And Srilankan Airlines SriLankan Airlines has signed up for SkyChain, the end to end cargo reservation and business management solution offered by Mercator, the Dubai-based business technology provider, which is part of the Emirates Group. Patrick Naef, Head of Mercator said: "The timing of this partnership is significant coming as it does when skyrocketing fuel prices are having a tremendous economic impact on the airline industry. This partnership clearly...

2008-08-09 06:00:16

SriLankan Airlines reported a 33 per cent surge in tourist traffic to Far Eastern destinations including Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Singapore among leisure travellers from the Sultanate of Oman. V. Ravindran, Sri Lankan Airlines' Manager of Oman, said: "An increasing number of Omani nationals and expats chose to travel with SriLankan on their way to Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Singapore for holidays during the summer and made a stopover in Colombo as part of their itinerary." He reported a 33...

2008-08-08 12:00:31

Oman Air has appointed Barry Brown as its new vice president of commercial operations. Mr Brown brings over 30 years of professional experience to the role, with expertise in operational process and quality control, commercial and marketing responsibility to general management and board level experience. Mr Brown will have responsibility for all passenger and cargo revenue generation, distribution, marketing and sales functions. Mr Brown was recently chief commercial officer of SriLankan...

2008-08-05 15:00:34

Srilankan appoints new country head for UAE SriLankan Airlines announced the appointment of Shiran A. Perera as the Country Manager for the UAE. With more than two decades of experience in sales, marketing, yield management, cargo revenue optimization, passenger pricing and reservation services, Mr. Perera brings a solid background to this role. He has held several senior-level positions, most recently handling passenger pricing and yield management at SriLankan in Colombo....

2008-08-01 12:00:50

By Boonsong Kositchotethana, Bangkok Post, Thailand Jul. 31--While most airlines are either cutting back on flights through Bangkok in response to the slowdown in traffic triggered by spiking fuel prices and sluggish low-season demand, one foreign carrier is doing the contrary. Flag carrier SriLankan Airlines ramped up its Bangkok-Colombo operation on July 15 to 10 flights a week from seven previously. The increase represents about 900 additional seats per week. "It's a totally...

2008-07-23 09:00:49

Sri Lanka's national airline to upgrade its fleet COLOMBO, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's national carrier SriLankan Airlines is to upgrade its fleet by acquiring more aircraft, an airline statement said here Tuesday. "The airline is moving ahead with its plans for the future which include acquiring four more Airbus A320 aircraft to replace four ageing aircraft in the fleet by the end of 2008," said the statement. The airline currently has a fleet of 14 aircraft, all are Airbus...

2008-07-10 03:00:21

SriLankan Airlines now does its own ground handling at four airports in India, which significantly increases the visibility of the airline's branding in India. The familiar colours and logo of Sri Lanka's National Carrier are now regular features on vehicles and ground service equipment at airports in Chennai, Trichy, Coimbatore, and Goa. SriLankan Airlines' Chief Executive Officer, Manoj Gunawardena, said: "Benefits from this initiative are two fold, it increases our level of customer...

2008-07-06 09:00:15

SriLankan Airlines introduced a fuel surcharge on all airline fares from beginning of the current month (July 2008). The decision to increase fares is due to the unprecedented rise in world fuel prices. Crude oil prices which averaged around USD 75 per barrel in 2007 have shot up to USD 141 for the first half of 2008, recording an 84% increase. In January this year, a barrel of crude oil was USD 95, and has increased to USD 128 as at June 2008 which is an increase of 35%. The speed at...

2008-06-26 06:02:47

SriLankan Airlines is closely supporting initiatives by the Government of Sri Lanka to spark a boom in Middle Eastern tourism to the country, by adding more weekly flights to the region. With this initiative, SriLankan will have 37 weekly connections to nine cities in the Middle East Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, Doha, Muscat, Dammam, Riyadh, Jeddah and Kuwait. Additional flights are to three cities Doha which increases from the present 4 flights up to 6; Bahrain which goes from 5 to 7; and...


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