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Sunday September 19th, 2021

Singapore Airlines increases Sri Lanka flights to 5 times a week

Singapore Airlines said it is increasing weekly flights to Sri Lanka's capital Colombo from the current three to five a ...

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SriLankan Engineering to maintain FITS Aviation Airbus freighters

SriLankan Engineering said it had struck a deal to maintain Airbus A320 family freighters operated by Sri Lanka based FI...

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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...

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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 ...

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Sri Lanka's Mattala Airport gets international health certificate

Sri Lanka's Bandaranaike International Airport received ACI accreditation on January 11.

Sri Lanka slows repatriation flights at airport as Covid-19 quarantine needs go up

Sri Lanka has slowed repatriation flights as a domestic cluster expands taking up quarantine capacity and SriLankan Airl...

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Sri Lanka to house lay over flight crew close to Mattala airport

Sri Lanka will house crew from aircraft stopping at Mattala close to the airport, a statement from the President's offic...

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Sri Lanka on track to complete 9mn passenger airport terminal in 2023

Sri Lanka is on track to complete a new passenger terminal that will boost capacity at the main international airport 20...

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Sri Lankan Airlines says cargo flights to China unaffected by Shanghai suspension

SriLankan Airlines cargo flight to China will be unaffected by a four week suspension of flights to Shanghai imposed by ...

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SriLanka Airlines route suspension linked to Covid-19 China residents

Passengers on a SriLankan Airlines flight who had tested positive Coronavirus, triggering a threshold for suspending fli...

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Sri Lanka-Myanmar explore the establishment of direct air connectivity

Sri Lanka is in talks with Myanmar Airways International (MAI), a private carrier based in Myanmar to establish direct a...

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AirAsia Philippines starts seafarer flights to Sri Lanka's Mattala airport

AirAsia Philippines had started operating seafarer repatriation flights to Sri Lanka's Mattala Airport as the island ser...

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Sri Lanka's Mattala Airport gets busy in Covid-19 crisis, eyes scheduled flights

Sri Lanka's little used Mattala Airport has heightened activity amid a Coronavirus crisis with over 50 flights in the p...

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Sri Lanka Airlines to lose Rs34bn in 2020, loses Rs9bn in two months

State-run SriLankan Airlines (SLA) has lost 48.7 million US dollars (about 9 billion rupees) in April and May 2020 and i...

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Sri Lanka airline eyeing flights to Korea, China, Australia, Maldives from August

SriLankan Airlines is planning to fly to Korea, China and Australia if the airport is re-opened for passengers from Augu...

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Sri Lanka imports, exports collapse in April amid Coronavirus

Sri Lanka's exports fell 516 million US dollars to 282 million US dollars in April 2020 from a year earlier, while impor...

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SriLankan Airlines to restructure US$680mn in debt, slashing costs to survive after Covid-19

SriLankan Airlines is in talks to get 75 million dollars of new finance, re-structure around 400 million in bank debt an...

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Sri Lanka airport-port hub enables international ship repair in Covid-19 crisis

Sri Lanka is enabling international ship repair, expanding its role as South Asia's aviation and maritime hub with ports...

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Sri Lanka ship crew change service gathers pace

Crew change services from Sri Lanka's Mattala Airport for global shipping is gathering pace with a charter flight coming...

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Sri Lanka to open airports for tourists from August 01

Sri Lanka plans to open airports for tourists from August 01, with hotels and restaurants registered with the state tour...

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Sri Lanka cancels repatriation flight from Qatar

Sri Lanka has cancelled a repatriation flight from Qatar and the foreign ministry said it will find accommodation for p...

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Sri Lanka allows corporate jets, airliners to refuel at Matttala, Ratmalana

Sri Lanka is allowing corporate jets and airliners to land at Ratmalana and Mattala airports for re-fueling and crew res...

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Sri Lanka to draw executive jets, private planes to Ratmalana

Sri Lanka is planning to draw private aircraft to Ratmalan Airport, fast tracking approvals also allowing high end touri...

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Sri Lanka airline readying to start scheduled flights in June 01

State-run SriLankan Airlines is getting ready to resume scheduled flights by June if health authorities give the go head...

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Sri Lanka airline airlifts 7mn face masks to South Africa

SriLankan Airlines said it had carried 45 tonnes of supplies including 7 million masks to South Africa to help the count...

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