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Tuesday November 29th, 2022
Aviation

Loss making SriLankan completes MRO service for Oman's Salam Air

SriLankan Airline's losses have accumulated to 372 billion rupees by end March 2021.

June 3, 2022 2 min read
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Jet fuel shortage forces Sri Lankan Airlines to refuel in India, UAE, Singapore - sources

Lack of jet fuel in Colombo forces SriLankan, other airlines to refuel in other airports

May 25, 2022 2 min read
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SriLankan Airlines owes CPC US$300mn, but no arrears from 2019: Minister

During the past two years they have paid for all the supplies made

May 24, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka should privatize SriLankan Airlines fast: Advocata

The national carrier has racked up losses of 372 billion rupees since management control

May 24, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka pro-govt legislator calls for privatisation of SriLankan Airlines

“We are a broken nation and we all need to get together and [uplift] the broken nation."

SriLanka's state-run SriLankan Airlines pays bond interest after sovereign debt default

The government defaulted an interest payment of 78 million US dollar of a sovereign bond on May 19

Emirates extends suspension of passengers from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh

Emirates Airlines made this announcement on its website on July 24 in line with UAE government directives.

Mahadiya Hamza
July 26, 2021 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines loses Rs58bn to Feb 2021 amid Coronavirus

Accumulated loses rise to Rs384bn

July 8, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Mattala Airport gets international health certificate

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

July 1, 2021 1 min read

SriLankan gets top health rating from airline safety group

In January 2021 SriLankan was also awarded a “Platinum” standard for its extra safety measures and hygiene precautio...

Mahadiya Hamza
June 29, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lankan Airlines eyes Boeing aircraft maintenance

Looking at airframe maintenance, component maintenance and training

May 20, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka halts inbound passengers from May 23

Passengers can however depart the country.

May 19, 2021 2 min read

SriLankan aircraft MRO teams up with UK firm for freighter conversions

The first PTF conversion was on an Airbus A320 belonging to FitsAir.

May 15, 2021 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines to fly to Kenya, connecting East Africa to Asia

State-run SriLankan Airlines said it will start flying to Nairobi, Kenya from April 22, taking traffic from East Africa ...

April 22, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lankan aircraft hit from behind

Sri Lankan airlines said one of its aircraft parked at Malé airport in the Maldives had been hit from behind, damaging ...

April 22, 2021 1 min read

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 ...

April 12, 2021 1 min read
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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...

March 17, 2021 1 min read

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
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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 ...

Mahadiya Hamza
March 10, 2021 2 min read
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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

Sri Lanka airport vaccinates frontline staff against Coronavirus

Sri Lanka has started to vaccinate frontline aviation sector staff on a voluntary basis, the Indian Ocean island's state...

February 21, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka extends landing and parking fee waivers at Mattala, Ratmalana airports

Sri Lanka has extended a waiver of parking and landing fees for charter operators at two airports in the country until ...

Mahadiya Hamza
February 16, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka gets 1,000 air passengers a day as scheduled carriers and charters return

Sri Lanka is getting about 1,000 passengers a day including tourists and returning residents after airports formally ope...

Mahadiya Hamza
February 12, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Mattala Airport welcomes Air Astana, 2,500 tourists in 2021

Sri Lanka's Mattala Airport saw the maiden flight of Air Astana, flag carrier of Kazakhstan carrying 160 tourists under ...

February 7, 2021 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines saves US$150mn on leases, gets equity

State-run SriLankan airlines has re-negotiated several lease contracts saving the airline 150 million dollars over five ...

January 31, 2021 1 min read
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