SriLankan Airlines was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in the SriLankan capital Colombo. It is the national airline of Sri Lanka and a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Bandaranaike International Airport is the main hub for its operational.
SriLankan Airlines is highly reputable internationally and in Asia, especially after the acquisition of Emirates Airline of 43.6% of its shares. SriLankan Airlines operates flights to more than 41 international destinations presently. It owns a fleet of 19 modern aircraft of various Airbus model.
In order to reach more destinations, SriLankan Airlines has signed a number of shared code agreements with international airlines as the following:
Business class passengers on-board SriLankan Airlines enjoy distinctive on the ground services and in-flight amenities. In the airport, they check-in in a fast track. They are offered complimentary transfer from the hotel to the airport back and forth. They are given access to Serendib Lounge in Bandaranaike International Airport. The lounge was elegantly designed and lavishly equipped to meet the needs of Business class. Business class onboard SriLankan Airlines features comfort. The seats recline to 180 degrees on selected aircraft model converting into fully flat bed comfortable for deep sleep. The passengers are offered free delicious meals and refreshing beverages. The Business class cabin is equipped with individual 15 inches screens supported by entertainment system. It contains more than 20 TV channels, an extensive library of audio material, radio channels, games and latest movies from different cultures. In addition, the passengers are offered a travel kit containing the basic personal care items.
Seats on Economy class cabin are comfortable and the cabin is equipped with individual screens supported by entertainment program. It contains more than 100 movies, radio channels, and games. The passengers are offered complimentary meals from different world cuisines, beverages and snacks served every 45 minutes.
Baggage policy on SriLankan Airlines:
SriLankan Airlines provides entertainment materials on board of its aircraft for all the passengers free of charge. The passengers can navigate a large number of movies, television shows, music, radio channels, and games.
In addition, they can stay connected to family and friends through the Internet, on selected airplane modes, in return for some fees.
SriLankan Airlines offers in-flight shopping program. The passengers can buy the latest products from a wide assortment of goods exempted from customs at competitive prices.
Passengers traveling with SriLankan Airlines can check-in either online or in the airport. They can check-in and print their boarding passes online 24 hours to 2 hours before their flight scheduled departure time. They can also approach SriLankan Airline counters in the airport to check-in and collect their boarding passes.
SriLankan Airlines was established.
Emirates Airline acquired 43.6% of stakes in SriLankan Airlines. This, in turn, introduced significant enhancement in terms of the quality of the aircraft, services, and the expansion of the number of destinations.
SriLankan Airlines joined Oneworld Alliance.