Updated 13-02-2017 at 01:40 AM by UL001
Sri Lanka's debt-ridden national carrier, SriLankan Airlines is planning to re-lease three aircraft of it's fleet, according to SriLankan Airlines.
An official of the airline has said that the management is in talks to wetlease three of the A330-300s aircraft to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) as a part of the restructuring of the airline by the Ministry of Public Enterprice and Development.
An official of the airline has said that the carrier is in talks to re-lease three A330 aircraft to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) as a part of the restructuring of the airline by the Ministry of Public Enterprise and Development.
According to the official, some top management at the airline has recently met with PIA officials in Pakistan. As per reliable sources registration of the three of the A330-300s going to be leased to PIA are 4R-ALL, 4R-ALM and 4R-ALN
Over the next few months, the national carrier is scheduled
Ukraine International Airlines, is the flag carrier and the largest airline of Ukraine, is going to launch the schedule flights to Sri Lanka Capital Colombo from the 5th November 2016. UIA will be serving Colombo in Winter 2016 and to continue it's Colombo services in Summer 2017. Previously the airline operated seasonal flights to Colombo during every Northern Winters. UIA becomes third the European airline to launch all season schedule flights to Colombo after termination of British Airways in March 2015. Currently Turkish Airlines is the only Europe based airline offering flights to Colombo via Male'.
According to the media of UIA, they will offer passengers to take advantage of non-stop scheduled double weekly services between Kiev (Boryspil International Airport) and Colombo (Bandaranaike International Airport). The flights will be operated on modern Boeing 767-300ER aircraft
Thomson Airways Limited is the world's largest charter airline, will be offering direct flights to Colombo from Gatwick, Stockholm and Helsinki for the Winter 2016 Season.
The service will be operated onboard brand new Boeing 787-800 & 900 Dreamliners, connecting more than 290 passengers to Sri Lanka Capital from above three European Destinations. Cabin Configuration of the Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner will have 47 Premium Economy Class seats and 244 Economy Class seats. The new, longer 787-9 aircraft will allow Thomson Airways to take more holidaymakers to these destinations with a capacity of 345, including 63 Premium Club seats.
Throughout the winter 2016 season, Thomson Airways will operate a once-weekly service on the Gatwick-Colombo route, departing from Colombo on Tuesdays and departing from Gatwick on Mondays. The first flight to Colombo is scheduled to depart on Monday,
Mihin Lanka – Profit any time soon?
The airline has been plagued by financial losses, debt, waste, corruption and other irregularities since its inception in 2007 is this a profitable venture? I think not as it is the taxpayer’s money put in to use for yet another prestige project. Mihin being yet another “White Elephant” which served no purpose since the country already had a national airline and it was also in a severe financial mess.
Mihin Lanka (MJ) was incorporated in October 2006 and began international flights in April the flowing year with a fleet of two wet leased Airbus A320-200 aircraft from the Bulgarian company BH Air was set to operate as a low cost model as a subsidiary of the national carrier SriLankan Airlines.
The aim of Mihin Lanka was to give an opportunity to foreign job seekers and pilgrims to fly to their destinations at a much lower cost, initially flying to scheduled destinations in South India and the Middle East,