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  1. #7621
    SriLankan Airlines is planning to take delivery of one A320neo (CFM) and four A321neo (PW) by 2018.

  2. #7622
    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    SriLankan Airlines is planning to take delivery of one A320neo (CFM) and four A321neo (PW) by 2018.
    New aircraft orders represent the complete failure of the Rule of Law.

    After a few people have made their commissions and made $$ Millions on the sale and leaseback deal - UL can then lease the aircraft above market rate for 12 years!

    Please no more aircraft orders - it's a disaster for the people of Sri Lanka!
    Last edited by ejanson65; 23-08-2016 at 08:15 PM. Reason: grammar
    Always fly a stable approach - it's the only stability you'll find this business

  3. #7623
    Quote Originally Posted by ejanson65 View Post
    New aircraft orders represent the complete failure of the Rule of Law.

    After a few people have made their commissions and made $$ Millions on the sale and leaseback deal - UL can then lease the aircraft above market rate for 12 years!

    Please no more aircraft orders - it's a disaster for the people of Sri Lanka!
    I thought exactly the same as it will make losses even worse.

    Actually MR government is the one who ordered 2 x B737 for MJ and 4 x A321neo for UL. But Ranil government later changed the 2 x B737 order to 2 x A320neo with ALC. It looks like UL will take those 2 x A320neos + 4 x A321neos.

    Can't they be able to get the fairly new A320ceo on lower / better lease rates? Cronies filling their pocket without thinking about future of the national carrier. All these cronies are needs to be jailed.

  4. #7624
    Quote Originally Posted by ejanson65 View Post
    New aircraft orders represent the complete failure of the Rule of Law.

    After a few people have made their commissions and made $$ Millions on the sale and leaseback deal - UL can then lease the aircraft above market rate for 12 years!

    Please no more aircraft orders - it's a disaster for the people of Sri Lanka!
    That has been the case for the last 30+ years. Not only passenger aircraft but also military equipment. Like the Kfirs and MiG 27s before, the new call for multi-role fighters is a stream of pocket money earning.

  5. #7625
    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    SriLankan Airlines is planning to take delivery of one A320neo (CFM) and four A321neo (PW) by 2018.
    What would have been more atrocious is, if something like the CSeries popped up. A big boss in the airline was taking a certain liking to the CSeries earlier.

  6. #7626
    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    I thought exactly the same as it will make losses even worse.

    Actually MR government is the one who ordered 2 x B737 for MJ and 4 x A321neo for UL. But Ranil government later changed the 2 x B737 order to 2 x A320neo with ALC. It looks like UL will take those 2 x A320neos + 4 x A321neos.

    Can't they be able to get the fairly new A320ceo on lower / better lease rates? Cronies filling their pocket without thinking about future of the national carrier. All these cronies are needs to be jailed.
    That's a question of the people negotiating these leases knowing what they are doing. I don't believe that to be the case here.

    I've explained how things (don't) work at the UL office and there have been several articles in the papers about the lease rates on the A333's and A350's before they cancelled the order.

    My guess is that they've leased the entire fleet at too high rates.

    Example - A32X @ $100,000/month too much A332 @ $200,000/month too much and A333 @ $400,000 too much - this would represent a large portion of UL's monthly losses.

    Nobody seems to be in a rush to investigate - so we may never know what the truth is behind these leases. There are certainly signed contracts with the names of those involved on them.
    Always fly a stable approach - it's the only stability you'll find this business

  7. #7627
    It's been informed Kuwait Airways is going to change the Colombo flight operation from October 2016.

    New Schedule effec Oct 2016

    KWI-CMB - 17:30 - 01:25 - KU361 - 1.3.5.7
    KWI-CMB - 20:35 - 04:35 - KU363 - .2.4.6.
    CMB-KWI - 02:40 - 06:00 - KU362 - 12.4.6.
    CMB-KWI - 05:45 - 09:05 - KU364 - ..3.5.7


    Any idea which aircraft they currently use for Colombo route? I remember the days i used to fly on their A300/A310..

  8. #7628
    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    Any idea which aircraft they currently use for Colombo route? I remember the days i used to fly on their A300/A310..
    They use the Airbus A340-300 now

  9. #7629
    Quote Originally Posted by dilushasg-bdavi View Post
    They use the Airbus A340-300 now
    Are they planning to retire their A340-300 ? AIS shows KU will be flying Colombo with Daily A330 from Oct 2016. Please note currently UL is flying Daily nonstop flights on CMB-KWI-CMB with Mixed aircraft A332 / A333.

  10. #7630
    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    Are they planning to retire their A340-300 ? AIS shows KU will be flying Colombo with Daily A330 from Oct 2016. Please note currently UL is flying Daily nonstop flights on CMB-KWI-CMB with Mixed aircraft A332 / A333.
    http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/ne...ions-this-year

    Says here that the A340s will leave the fleet with the arrival of 77Ws
    Last edited by TheF15Ace; 25-08-2016 at 07:01 AM.

  11. #7631
    A clever satirical website - love the ad on the right side!

    http://newscurry.co/whats-the-point-...-for-drinking/
    Always fly a stable approach - it's the only stability you'll find this business

  12. #7632
    The Treasury is bound by duty to return Rs. 500 million of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) that was invested in Sri Lankan Airlines, said Labour Minister John Seneviratne in Parliament yesterday.

    He made these observations yesterday in response to a question raised by JVP Kalutara District MP Dr Nalinda Jayatissa, who inquired on what ground the EPF monies had been invested in a loss making institution.

    Minister Seneviratne said the intention was that the investment would boost the profit of the airlines.

    Dr. Jayatissa said everybody knew that the SriLankan Airlines was a loss-making enterprise. Investing EPF money in such a venture amounted to depriving funds of the EPF. He said SriLankan Airlines was not an enterprise that is listed in the Stock Market and questioned as to how the investment was made during the previous government.


    The minister said the investment was made on the approval of the Treasury. The Treasury should take the responsibility of returning the money to the EPF.

    http://www.dailynews.lk/?q=2016/08/24/local/91280

  13. #7633

    Runway closure costs Sri Lanka national airline $50 million


  14. #7634
    Many SriLankan flight rescheduling, cancellations next year due to airport closure

    Many SriLankan flight rescheduling, cancellations next year due to airport closure

    SriLankan Airlines is cancelling six flights and rescheduling 10 others to alternate times of the day from January 6 to April 6, 2017 owning to the closure of the Katunayake airport between 8.30 am to 4.30 pm for urgent maintenance work on its runway.
    A media release issued by the carrier stated on Friday that cancellations would include: UL308 Colombo-Singapore and UL 309 Singapore-Colombo; UL127 Colombo-Chennai and UL122 Chennai-Colombo; UL133 Colombo-Trichy and UL132 Trichy-Colombo; UL115 Colombo-Male and UL102 Male-Colombo; UL167 Colombo-Cochin and UL166 Cochin-Colombo; and UL173 Colombo-Bangalore and UL174 Bangalore-Colombo.
    Ten flights being rescheduled to alternate times of the day are: UL868 Colombo-Beijing; UL866 Colombo-Shanghai; UL402 Colombo-Bangkok and UL403 Bangkok-Colombo; UL318 Colombo-Kuala Lumpur and UL319 Kuala Lumpur-Colombo; UL306 Colombo-Singapore and UL307 Singapore-Colombo; UL161 Colombo-Trivandrum and UL162 Trivandrum –Colombo; UL195 Colombo-New Delhi and UL196 New Delhi-Colombo; UL183 Colombo-Karachi and UL184 Karachi-Colombo; UL503 Colombo-London and UL504 London-Colombo (from January 5, 2016 UL 504 will operate as London-Malé -Colombo) and UL281 Colombo-Jeddah and UL282 Jeddah-Colombo. (SD)
    http://www.sundaytimes.lk/article/10...irport-closure

  15. #7635
    Doha – Colombo eff 06JAN17 Operational schedule changes on 2 of 3 daily flights, due to Colombo Bandaranayake Airport runway maintenance

    QR654 DOH1025 – 1740 CMB 346 D
    QR668 DOH1840 – 0155+1CMB 346 D
    QR664 DOH2045 – 0340+1CMB 346 D

    QR669 CMB0325 – 0545DOH 346 D
    QR665 CMB0525 – 0810DOH 346 D
    QR655 CMB2055 – 2340DOH 346 D

    Source:airlineroute

  16. #7636
    Emirates Flight Schedule changes for period 6-Jan-2017 to 6-Apr-2017.
    • EK348/349 flights between Colombo and Singapore are going to be cancelled temporarily during the above period.
    • EK652/653 flights between Colombo and Male' are going to be cancelled temporarily during the above period.
    • EK348 flight will land in Colombo at 16:45 and stay in Colombo until it departure back to Dubai on the following day at 02:50am.

    DXB-CMB - 11:00 - 16:45 - EK348 - B777 - DAILY - NONSTOP
    DXB-CMB - 14:20 - 20:20 - EK648 - B777 - DAILY - NONSTOP
    DXB-CMB - 22:05 - 04:05 - EK650 - B777 - DAILY - NONSTOP

    CMB-DXB - 02:50 - 05:55 - EK349 - B777 - DAILY - NONSTOP
    CMB-DXB - 05:35 - 08:40 - EK651 - B777 - DAILY - NONSTOP
    CMB-DXB - 22:05 - 01:05 - EK649 - B777 - DAILY - NONSTOP

  17. #7637
    What happened ? registration? any idea?

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    A SriLankan Airlines flight bound for London on Monday returned to base due to a technical fault.

    SriLankan Airlines Media Spokesman Deepal Perera said another flight departed the same evening with the passengers.

    He said the flight departed at 1.30 p.m. on Monday and returned to the base after three hours. The other flight left one hour after the previous one arrived at the base.

  18. #7638
    Quote Originally Posted by Serendib View Post
    What happened ? registration? any idea?

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    A SriLankan Airlines flight bound for London on Monday returned to base due to a technical fault.

    SriLankan Airlines Media Spokesman Deepal Perera said another flight departed the same evening with the passengers.

    He said the flight departed at 1.30 p.m. on Monday and returned to the base after three hours. The other flight left one hour after the previous one arrived at the base.
    The aircraft was 4R-ALQ
    Last edited by TheF15Ace; 31-08-2016 at 04:00 AM.

  19. #7639
    It's September now and there is no news about MJ being merged with UL which was planned to be done before Oct end. Any idea what's the current status?

  20. #7640
    Quote Originally Posted by MalaysiaMustafa View Post
    It's September now and there is no news about MJ being merged with UL which was planned to be done before Oct end. Any idea what's the current status?
    It's the same over and over again - No Action Talk Only. Don't believe anything coming from the Politicians or UL Management - these people have zero credibility imho.

    The only thing that is 100% certain is that the people of Sri Lanka will get screwed whilst a group of Racketeers pocket $$Millions.
    Last edited by ejanson65; 01-09-2016 at 09:46 AM. Reason: grammar
    Always fly a stable approach - it's the only stability you'll find this business

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