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SriLankan Airlines to acquire freighter to capture Covid-19 cargo

State-run SriLankan Airlines had been given the go ahead to acquire a freighter as a Coronavirus pandemic has cut passen...

March 16, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka plans MRO, transit hotel at Mattala airport

Sri Lanka plans to set up an aircraft and maintenance and repair overhaul (MRO) unit, a transit hotel, expand duty free ...

March 10, 2021 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines carries 1.2mn kilos cargo to the Maldives in Feb 21

State-run SriLankan Airlines said it had carried 1.2 million kilograms of cargo to the Maldives in February 2021 includi...

March 2, 2021 1 min read

Kuwait's Jazeera Airways begins flying to Sri Lanka

Kuwait's Jazeera Airways made its maiden flight to Colombo, adding to operators flying to Sri Lanka as the Indian Ocean ...

February 25, 2021 1 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

SriLankan Airlines seeks to lease up to 21 aircraft

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

Sri Lanka to give subsidies to develop domestic air routes

Sri Lanka's tourist promotion office will give subsidies to domestic airlines that operate scheduled services to select...

September 18, 2019 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines mulls expanding space for growing cargo business

SriLankan Airlines is planning to break up its existing cargo terminal space at the Katunayake international airport int...

August 29, 2019 1 min read

Rental incomes increase for Sri Lanka airport operator

Sri Lanka’s civil airports operator, Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited (AASL), reported sharply higher income...

August 26, 2019 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines to make losses for four years after Easter blasts

State-run SriLankan Airlines will lose less than originally feared from Easter Sunday blasts, but the hit would delay a ...

August 24, 2019 3 min read

India's Alliance Air may fly to Sri Lanka's Palaly airport in Jaffna

Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, has expressed interest in flying to the Palaly Airport in Sri Lanka's northern ...

August 22, 2019 2 min read

SriLankan aircraft carrying 50-pct extra crew due to union deal

State-run SriLankan Airlines is carrying up to 50 percent extra crew above regulatory requirements on some aircraft type...

August 22, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka to call for bids for airport bomb detectors

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s government plans to buy nine x-ray scanning machines to detect explosives at the...

August 21, 2019 1 min read

Qualified audit opinion on Sri Lanka airport operator over Mattala

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s auditor general has issued a qualified opinion on the annual accounts of Aviatio...

August 15, 2019 2 min read

SriLankan Catering flight kitchen in Rs.250mn expansion

State-owned SriLankan Catering Limited, which prepares meals for airlines at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA...

August 15, 2019 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines stops flights to Cochin due to floods

SrLankan Airlines said it has suspended flights to Cochin, India till Sunday August 11, 2019 after the airport was close...

August 9, 2019 1 min read
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Border controls in three Sri Lanka domestic airports for regional flights

Sri Lanka will be setting up border control operations and certifying aerodomes in three domestic airports to serve regi...

August 1, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka plans South Asian flights out of Jaffna airport

Sri Lanka's upgraded Palaly airport in the Northern Jaffna peninsula will be able to accommodate regional airliners from...

July 28, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka to cut costs for airlines to revive tourism

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka will reduce aviation fuel prices, ground handling charges and embarkation levy to lure back airl...

July 8, 2019 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines to save Rs75mn by shifting corporate office

State-run SriLankan Airlines said it plans to save 75 million rupees a year by shifting its corporate offices from centr...

July 4, 2019 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines loses Rs12.9bn up to April 2019

State-run SriLankan Airlines has lost 12.9 billion rupees in the first four months of 2019, a finance ministry report sa...

July 2, 2019 1 min read

E-commerce bolsters SriLankan Airlines freight business

Rapid growth in highly profitable e-commerce shipments are helping increase the freight business of SriLankan Airlines w...

June 25, 2019 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines to roll-over US$175mn bond

State-run SriLankan Airlines is to sell a 175 million US dollar bond to toll-over a similar sized issue that is maturing...

June 19, 2019 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines says govt-backed loans not defaulted, but extended

State-run SriLankan Airlines said it had not defaulted on loans backed by the government which the Treasury said it had ...

June 17, 2019 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines defaults on some state-backed loans

State-run SriLankan Airlines has defaulted on loans which have been backed by government, a Finance Ministry report has ...

June 15, 2019 2 min read

India shows Sri Lanka love in the air

Air India will resume its additional flight on the Delhi-Colombo route from July 15 after Indian Prime Minister Narendra...

June 11, 2019 2 min read
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