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  1. #9501
    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    Why its recorded under flight UL316? I heard from technicians MRE is receiving UL livery. Any possibility MRE is getting re-registration under UL. Some thing like 4R-ABS ? Any pics?
    Technical fault/bug in FR24. Even today it was displayed as 4R-MRE.

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    There is a flight called N380KG in CMB runway. Any one knows why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLD View Post
    There is a flight called N380KG in CMB runway. Any one knows why?
    Oh! It looks like its a military fighter! Gained a speed of 120Knots within 10 seconds! Took off at around 1Km of the runway. 10 Km to gain 10,000ft.

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    More SriLankan Airlines flights to London

    SriLankan Airlines sees further expansion with increasing flights to London Heathrow from 9 to 11 weekly from 21st December 2017. SriLankan's all London flights are operated onboard Airbus A330-300. On Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, London Heathrow would see two SriLankan Airlines flights on the same day. It would be boost for the British tourists and North American passengers who fly onboard SriLankan Airlines.

    Also SriLankan is restoring the frequencies to destinations like Chennai from December when does the 3rd Airbus A321neo joins the fleet. Frequencies to Delhi, Doha and Dubai are going to be increased.

    Flight Schedule > http://www.airsrilanka.org/showthrea...ll=1#post16755

  5. #9505
    I think I heard a jet flyby over Colombo twice this morning,it sounded like a turbofan engine and not a turbo jet. Does anyone have any idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fdk2008 View Post
    I think I heard a jet flyby over Colombo twice this morning,it sounded like a turbofan engine and not a turbo jet. Does anyone have any idea?
    What time and where did you here it?

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    There is a B787-8 in CMB ready to depart. Arrived yesterday from SIN. There is no registration, picture.

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    4R-MRE just took to the air reached 20,000 ft.
    https://www.flightradar24.com/data/a...4r-mre#f90708c

    ETOPS test (Extended Range Operation with Two-Engine Airplanes )or acceptance flight or is it another test?

  9. #9509
    Quote Originally Posted by SLD View Post
    There is a B787-8 in CMB ready to depart. Arrived yesterday from SIN. There is no registration, picture.
    That's UAE Abu Dhabi Amiri VIP flight that arrived from Singapore yesterday in the evening. Registration is A6-PFC. Around 20 or more VIP vehicles went towards it yesterday.

  10. #9510
    Quote Originally Posted by SLD View Post
    What time and where did you here it?
    Between 10 -11 in the morning,Bamba

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    AirAsia offers to build special terminal at BIA for budget carriers

    AirAsia has offered to build a special terminal at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for low-cost carriers under a five-year investment of US$ 70-100 million. The Malaysian carrier’s proposal to set up a budget carrier based out of BIA was put forward more than one year ago.

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Management (CCEM) has now approved the bid and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Tourism Minister John Amaratunga have submitted a joint Cabinet paper. It is scheduled to be taken up when the Cabinet next convenes.


    AirAsia’s plans were first discussed with Public Enterprise Development Minister Kabir Hashim who last week claimed he was bypassed. A visiting team met him in March and July 2017 and on one occasion made a presentation to a technical committee appointed by his Ministry. A similar summary was given to the CCEM on November 8.

    The Prime Minister’s office was approached directly as the process was stagnating, reliable sources said. AirAsia is looking at a possible public-private partnership with up to US$ 100 million in foreign direct investment. In its presentation, the company maintained that a budget-carrier would catalyse the tourism industry. Sri Lanka with its eight UNESCO heritage sites received just 2.1 million tourist arrivals last year in comparison to 26 million visitors to Malaysia over the same period, though that country has only four UNESCO heritage sites.

    The long process to obtain an air operator’s certificate will begin once the Sri Lankan Government grants in-principle approval for the project. AirAsia envisages the deployment of 24 aircraft — including in Jaffna and Hambantota — over a five-year period, officials who attended the presentation said. Operations would be based primarily out of Colombo in the first three years.

    An increase in tourist arrivals during that period would make development of the Palaly airport in the North feasible, the presentation said. The company expressed confidence that the Sri Lankan diaspora will support that initiative because of their links to the Jaffna peninsula. Hambantota could be used to promote travel to tourist destinations in the East.

    AirAsia did a detailed study before approaching the Sri Lankan Government, official sources in Colombo said. Its team pointed out that, according to industry research, aviation had a multiplier effect of 13 times. Therefore, their investment is expected to bring steep returns to the country in terms of airport charges, tourist spending and airport tax. And it is estimated that Sri Lanka’s anticipated tourist arrivals for 2022 will rise from 5.1 million to 9.6 million through the operation of a low-cost carrier.

    The company will start looking for a local joint venture partner for the PPP after in-principle approval is granted. A dedicated terminal for budget carriers, meanwhile, has been projected as essential. Such terminals designed and built to keep costs low, reduce airport tax and charges and enable quick turnaround times. AirAsia has offered its in-house experts to design and build the facility. The airline has made it clear that it would be for the use of all budget carriers servicing Sri Lanka.

    http://www.sundaytimes.lk/171119/new...rs-269455.html

  12. #9512
    4 A350 still on order is it?

  13. #9513
    Quote Originally Posted by Haleef View Post
    4 A350 still on order is it?
    It seems UL wants to get four more aircraft and it appears to be four A350 order hasn't been cancelled yet.

    National carrier in search of partner, bid to buy four more aircraft: Report

    “However, there is an agreement to purchase brand new four aircraft (A350-900) which are to be delivered in 2020. The Cabinet has appointed a special ministerial committee to make final decision in this regard,” the report said.

    http://www.sundaytimes.lk/171119/bus...rt-268775.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    AirAsia offers to build special terminal at BIA for budget carriers

    AirAsia has offered to build a special terminal at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for low-cost carriers under a five-year investment of US$ 70-100 million. The Malaysian carrier’s proposal to set up a budget carrier based out of BIA was put forward more than one year ago
    On point!

    This looks really good! Let's hope AirAsia SriLanka and the proposed LCC Terminal at CMB become a reality
    So this would mean apart from Air Asia Berhad and Air Asia SriLanka the other
    LCC’s too will be able to operate out of this dedicated terminal, namely Malindo, Air Arabia, FlyDubai, and SpiceJet. We’d probably see IndiGo,Scoot and other LCC’s venturing into Sri Lanka too in the near future
    - Aaqib (FlyinColors/Airlines747)

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    4R-MRE painted in UL colors. Do not upload picture anywhere else on the internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haleef View Post
    4R-MRE painted in UL colors. Do not upload picture anywhere else on the internet.
    They'd probably re-register it under a UL Code right? Say 4R-ABS maybe?
    - Aaqib (FlyinColors/Airlines747)

  17. #9517
    Maybe. Strange that MRE is flying already. o.O It's arriving as UL184 atm.

  18. #9518
    Quote Originally Posted by banuthev View Post
    It seems UL wants to get four more aircraft and it appears to be four A350 order hasn't been cancelled yet.

    National carrier in search of partner, bid to buy four more aircraft: Report

    “However, there is an agreement to purchase brand new four aircraft (A350-900) which are to be delivered in 2020. The Cabinet has appointed a special ministerial committee to make final decision in this regard,” the report said.

    http://www.sundaytimes.lk/171119/bus...rt-268775.html
    Not a Bad idea to have 350s since we have London and Melbourne already and expansion to Australia in the plans.

  19. #9519

    Ul/197

    Today I flown to Delhi on this. Flight almost full in both business and economy. Also lot of transfer traffic from Melbourne.

  20. #9520
    Quote Originally Posted by Aaqib View Post
    On point!

    This looks really good! Let's hope AirAsia SriLanka and the proposed LCC Terminal at CMB become a reality
    So this would mean apart from Air Asia Berhad and Air Asia SriLanka the other
    LCC’s too will be able to operate out of this dedicated terminal, namely Malindo, Air Arabia, FlyDubai, and SpiceJet. We’d probably see IndiGo,Scoot and other LCC’s venturing into Sri Lanka too in the near future
    Not sure about Scoot though; I am not sure if SQ will risk their premium traffic ?

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