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  1. #7361
    From June 19, USA-Sri Lanka Direct Cargo flight launched. B747F.

  2. #7362
    Quote Originally Posted by Tanveer View Post
    From June 19, USA-Sri Lanka Direct Cargo flight launched. B747F.
    What's the career?

  3. #7363
    Quote Originally Posted by umedhah View Post
    What's the career?
    Its a cargo airline apparently.

  4. #7364
    Quote Originally Posted by ODVG View Post
    Its a cargo airline apparently.
    Yep what's the career? Cargolux? Etc

  5. #7365
    Air China to end Colombo.

    Air China in recent schedule update has removed operational schedule for Beijing – Colombo route, operating as winter seasonal service. Previously, the airline would resume this 3 weekly flights from 01NOV16, however reservation for this A330 operation has been closed since June, and schedule removed from the system.

    Previously planned schedule as follow.

    CA873 PEK1330 – 1910CMB 333 246
    CA874 CMB2110 – 0700+1PEK 333 246

    AIRLINEROUTE

  6. #7366
    SriLankan Airlines launches Arabic site

    SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and a member airline of one world, launches its Arabic website, providing its Middle Eastern travelers an enhanced and personalized browsing experience.

    The new site is equipped with advanced features to provide a “hassle-free and comprehensive” web experience, allowing the users the convenience of fulfilling travel preliminaries at their fingertips, offering them the opportunity to independently control their own bookings.

    In addition, travelers can also instantly claim the online offers that SriLankan launches.

    In celebration of the launch of its Arabic site, SriLankan offers its passengers a discount of 30 percent on all online bookings out of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE.

    Bookings opened on June 1 and continue till July 10, while the travel is restricted between July 25, and Nov. 30, 2016.

    Desiree Premachandra, SriLankan Airlines’ country manager Dubai, said: “We are delighted to reach to our passengers in the region with the Arabic site, which will provide them a more comprehensive and enjoyable browsing experience.”

    A key feature of the website is the ease with which customers can purchase tickets online and manage their bookings through its simplified user interface to check-in, pre-order meals, request for child care or special assistance, and make purchases from the duty free collection among many such facilities.

    SriLankan Airlines has further personalized the experience by offering the site in the Arabic language as well for those who wish to make their bookings in their mother tongue.

    The new site is stated to have been designed to the highest global compatibility standards and is backed by a dedicated team of customer care professionals so the airline constantly interacts with its passengers to provide a more personalized experience.

    Dedicated native language home pages are available to users in all countries which SriLankan Airlines operates to.

    http://www.arabnews.com/node/949231/corporate-news

  7. #7367
    Quote Originally Posted by umedhah View Post
    Yep what's the career? Cargolux? Etc
    Is Cargolux still coming to CMB?

    Sri Lanka had won a contract to export textiles to US based logistics company "Trinity Logistics" few months ago. First batch of cargo was transported on a Etihad B74F from CMB to LCK. It looks like it flew as a nonstop if iam not mistaken. Looking forward to know the name of the airline going to operate fortcoming freighters on this CMB-LCK route

  8. #7368
    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    Is Cargolux still coming to CMB?

    Sri Lanka had won a contract to export textiles to US based logistics company "Trinity Logistics" few months ago. First batch of cargo was transported on a Etihad B74F from CMB to LCK. It looks like it flew as a nonstop if iam not mistaken. Looking forward to know the name of the airline going to operate fortcoming freighters on this CMB-LCK route
    CMB LCK Non stop ?

    Almost all cargo flights do a tech stop. Cargo doesn't complain if they have to sit for hours some place

  9. #7369
    Quote Originally Posted by janhongladarom View Post
    Air China to end Colombo.

    Air China in recent schedule update has removed operational schedule for Beijing – Colombo route, operating as winter seasonal service. Previously, the airline would resume this 3 weekly flights from 01NOV16, however reservation for this A330 operation has been closed since June, and schedule removed from the system.

    Previously planned schedule as follow.

    CA873 PEK1330 – 1910CMB 333 246
    CA874 CMB2110 – 0700+1PEK 333 246

    AIRLINEROUTE
    Why? Sounds like Sri Lanka is not a perfect market for China.

  10. #7370
    Quote Originally Posted by ecureilx View Post
    CMB LCK Non stop ?

    Almost all cargo flights do a tech stop. Cargo doesn't complain if they have to sit for hours some place
    I checked now - Etihad B74F (N476MC) operating flight 5Y8765 from CMB to LCK had a stop over in HHN for 2 hours. These freighters have been operating once a weekly (every sundays) from CMB to LCK via HHN - effective 19-June.

  11. #7371
    Sri Lanka seeks investors for SriLankan Airlines

    Sri Lanka has called offers from strategic investors to sell loss-making SrLankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka, with BNP Paribas and KPMG appointed as transaction advisors.

    NSB Fund Management, a unit of state-run National Savings Bank is the lead managers to the deal.

    NSB Fund Management said by advertisement that 'invitations for expressions of interest' will be available until July 27 for a non-refundable fee of 5000 US dollars, and offers will close on August 24.

    SriLankan Airlines had borrowed in international markets with Treasury guarantees and also taken credit from domestic state banks to fund losses.

    The airline has been cutting routes on loss making routes to Europe and focussing on India and the Far East. With falling fuel prices, it also trimmed losses in 2015.

    http://www.economynext.com/Sri_Lanka...-3-5498-6.html

  12. #7372
    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Sri Lanka seeks investors for SriLankan Airlines

    Sri Lanka has called offers from strategic investors to sell loss-making SrLankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka, with BNP Paribas and KPMG appointed as transaction advisors.

    NSB Fund Management, a unit of state-run National Savings Bank is the lead managers to the deal.

    NSB Fund Management said by advertisement that 'invitations for expressions of interest' will be available until July 27 for a non-refundable fee of 5000 US dollars, and offers will close on August 24.

    SriLankan Airlines had borrowed in international markets with Treasury guarantees and also taken credit from domestic state banks to fund losses.

    The airline has been cutting routes on loss making routes to Europe and focussing on India and the Far East. With falling fuel prices, it also trimmed losses in 2015.

    http://www.economynext.com/Sri_Lanka...-3-5498-6.html
    More wishful thinking imho - nobody will touch this. Nobody will even waste $5000.

    How bad is it?

    Appointed people at all levels and functions from Secretary to Department Head all the way up to the CEO and Chairman. None of these people are remotely qualified for the positions they hold.

    It has become a completely dysfunctional company - most people are just collecting salary + benefits. It's impossible to fire anyone.

    Those that can are heading for the exits - most of the good people have already left.

    UL needs to be thrown out of Oneworld as soon as possible - this company is an embarrassment to the Airline Industry.

    It's all very quiet surrounding the A350 - my guess is that they've lost the $12 Million/aircraft deposit. So the taxpayers are on the hook for another $48 Million + whatever penalties apply for cancelling this order.

    Both UL and MJ are finished - you can't operate like this. The only question is when the doors will close.
    Always fly a stable approach - it's the only stability you'll find this business

  13. #7373
    It's hurting a lot when they say 4R-ALL, 4R-ALM, 4R-ALN are "OLD". They are factory fresh and they joined the fleet less than two years.

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  14. #7374
    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    It's hurting a lot when they say 4R-ALL, 4R-ALM, 4R-ALN are "OLD". They are factory fresh and they joined the fleet less than two years.
    Dissappinted about this decision they will make this bird old & sick

  15. #7375

  16. #7376
    Quote Originally Posted by Azamh View Post
    Dissappinted about this decision they will make this bird old & sick
    Yeah but the cost is too high right to keep the A333. If they are able to sell/lease the wide bodies, restructure and cut costs. It will be a lot better.

  17. #7377
    Quote Originally Posted by JetBlast View Post
    Yeah but the cost is too high right to keep the A333. If they are able to sell/lease the wide bodies, restructure and cut costs. It will be a lot better.
    Welcome to our forum!

    Sure UL will loose the passengers if they operate the flights with an aged aircrafts.What's their restructure plan? Where they are going to expand? Any more aircraft joining the fleet for the expansion?

    I am hearing one of the A333 leaving UL for PIA next month. Leaving day for other two not confirmed yet.

  18. #7378
    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    Welcome to our forum!

    Sure UL will loose the passengers if they operate the flights with an aged aircrafts.What's their restructure plan? Where they are going to expand? Any more aircraft joining the fleet for the expansion?

    I am hearing one of the A333 leaving UL for PIA next month. Leaving day for other two not confirmed yet.
    I can sense their desperation from here....

    Knowing how things (don't) work within this dysfunctional Airline with it's toxic company "culture" I would expect that these new A330's are being leased above market rates.

    Only an investigation will reveal if this is another racket or just incompetence. Highly doubtful that the truth will ever be revealed.

    Restructure Plan? Not sure how anyone can expect anything from a bunch of appointed people - none of whom are remotely qualified for the positions they hold. There is no conceivable way to ever make this profitable.

    Expect lots of Big Talk - that's all these people know how to do.

    Expansion? With over a Billion $ in losses and 2 Billion $ + in future liabilities - which they have no way to pay. More losses for the people of Sri Lanka.

    The only "expansion" taking place is in the size of the bank accounts of the Racketeers and the useless appointees.

    It's quite simple. There is no money. The entire country is bankrupt - all the money has been spent or stolen.

    No money = no options
    No money = no expansion
    No money = no future

    The moment the Treasury stops putting in money this shuts down - could happen as early as October imho.
    Always fly a stable approach - it's the only stability you'll find this business

  19. #7379
    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    Sure UL will loose the passengers if they operate the flights with an aged aircrafts.What's their restructure plan? Where they are going to expand? Any more aircraft joining the fleet for the expansion?.
    Even BG has a better fleet than UL

    As for deferring the A 350 orders, well, I don't know if that was the right thing, defer and forego the deposits and penalties..

  20. #7380
    Quote Originally Posted by ecureilx View Post
    Even BG has a better fleet than UL

    As for deferring the A 350 orders, well, I don't know if that was the right thing, defer and forego the deposits and penalties..
    If you look at the positive reviews for UL on almost 100 % are due to a better experience from the new A333s. The majority of negative ones have a common recurring theme of old aircraft, dysfunctional entertainment systems and surly crew..

    That said UL did survive wih 20 year old Tristars when they had no choice.. so not exactly a new austerity path for them. I am just not sure what kind 'light at the end of the tunnel' plan they have, or if they even have one.
    Last edited by LukeSkywalker; 11-07-2016 at 07:29 AM.

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