SriLankan boosts fleet
Manama, December 8, 2008
SriLankan Airlines has launched a re-fleeting programme. The airline took delivery of the first of several new Airbus A320 aircraft, the first to join the carrier in more than four years.
A second aircraft is scheduled to arrive later this month, with a third and fourth likely to be obtained in the first quarter of next year. The airline intends to acquire a fifth in the next financial year.
'The arrival of this aircraft is a significant milestone in the history of SriLankan Airlines,' said chief executive officer Manoj Gunawardena.
'It signals the launch of our re-fleeting programme, which is an integral part of our strategy to turn the airline around and bring it back to profitability,' he said.-TradeArabia News Service