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Sunday May 22nd, 2022
Aviation

Sri Lanka PM wants to privatize SriLankan Airlines

I propose that the loss making Sri Lankan Airlines be privatized

May 16, 2022 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines explains plan to lease newer used aircraft

The lease premiums may still be cheaper than existing aircraft after a sovereign downgrade

May 3, 2022 12 min read

Sri Lanka ex-PM who failed to privatize SriLankan Airlines brings up sale idea in opposition

He said this organization is making losses and needs to be sold

May 1, 2022 3 min read

Amid fuel shortage, SriLankan flights diverted to Mattala to "manage" fuel at BIA - official

"We allowed some flights to come and refuel at Mattala as well because BIA's fuel was finishing faster"

April 27, 2022 2 min read
SriLankan Airlines asked delay aircraft lease plan by COPE

As a start all timelines would be extended by 3 months

Sri Lanka in talks for USD 1 bln from budget airlines - State Minister

"This a private sector sponsored project to bring in 1 billion dollars to the country through budget airline tourism"

SriLankan Airlines says made profit in March 2022 quarter

Says also made profits in December 2021

April 19, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines US$175mn bond downgraded to C by Fitch

The 7 percent bond issued by SriLankan matures in 2024 and carries a government guarantee

April 14, 2022 4 min read

SriLankan Airlines seeks to lease up to 21 aircraft

The business plan of the airline necessitates a 35-aircraft-strong fleet by 2025

April 14, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines suspends flights to Russia from March 28

"SriLankan will continue to monitor the situation in Russia, and hopes to restart operations once conditions improve."

March 28, 2022 1 min read
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Maldivian to fly to Sri Lanka's Ratmalana airport

First international flights to Ratmalana in 50 years

March 11, 2022 1 min read

SriLankan partners with Manta Air to connect Maldives tourist islands

Partnering with Manta Air will create new opportunities of travel for our valuable customers - SriLankan

Neshella Perera
March 7, 2022 2 min read

No PCR tests for Sri Lanka bound travelers from March 01: SriLankan

Fully vaccinated travellers are those who had taken a second dose at least two week before departure

February 28, 2022 2 min read

Qatar Airways resumes fifth daily flight to Sri Lanka

Qatar Airways becomes the first operator to resume pre-pandemic level daily flights

February 25, 2022 1 min read

UAE removes rapid PCR requirement for travellers from Sri Lanka, other countries

A six-hour rapid PCR test was required for passengers departing from countries in the region.

Mahadiya Hamza
February 23, 2022 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines pilots on industrial action over 189 dollar rate, salary cuts

There is gap between official and unofficial exchange rates

February 15, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka's fuel crisis will not impact aviation services: minister

Steps have been taken to ensure the services provided to SriLankan Airlines are never disrupted, the minister said.

January 20, 2022 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines reports profit in December 2021

Profits at air transportation level

January 11, 2022 2 min read

SriLankan to operate codeshare flights with American Airlines

Adds Dallas-Fort Worth to route network

January 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to investigate private domestic carrier after emergency landings

A Sakurai-owned light aircraft made two emergency landings in one week owing to technical failures.

Mahadiya Hamza
December 28, 2021 2 min read

SriLanka Airlines loses Rs24.8bn from April to July 2021

Airline had a seat factor of 20-pct

November 29, 2021 1 min read

India's Vistara Airlines resumes Sri Lanka flights

The airline will expand to daily operations between Delhi and Mumbai

November 20, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka Airport Aviation Services loses Rs1.7bn in Covid-19

In 2019 without Covid AASL made profits of 15.2 billion rupees.

November 19, 2021 1 min read

Air France starts Sri Lanka flights from November

Air France returns after 27 years

November 6, 2021 2 min read

Swiss International Airlines resumes Sri Lanka flights

Swiss Air will fly to Colombo every Friday

November 5, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's main int'l airport apologises for rapid PCR rush seen in viral video

The video showed a frustrated crowd gathered at the facility, with no social distancing between them, shouting.

Mahadiya Hamza
November 3, 2021 2 min read
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