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SriLankan Airlines takes delivery of its second A330-300
19 Dec, 2014 18:08:13
Dec 19, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s national carrier SriLankan Airlines, took delivery of its second Airbus 330-300, on today, continuing its wide body re fleeting programme, the airline said in a media release.
The new aircraft named “The City of Sihagiri ” will be utilised on the major Far Eastern markets of Canton, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong.

“We at SriLankan firmly believe the new A330-300s will be successful chapter for us in operational terms, with the most recently acquired aircraft reflecting a strong customer interest and high seat factors on the routes it has been deployed on to date.” Kapila Chandrasena, Chief Executive of SriLankan Airlines was quoted in the release.

The Airline commenced its fleet renewal programme in October this year with the addition of the first A330-300 to its fleet. SriLankan will also be acquiring eight of the new generation A350-900s, with three due to be delivered in 2016 and a fourth in 2017 and the balance thereafter.

With the latest arrival of a brand new aircraft and another five to follow during the course of 2015, SriLankan Airlines plans to offer its customers the luxury of completely transformed Business and Economy class cabin interiors.

Passengers will be afforded a new flying experience whilst satisfying customer demand for increased capacity on the primary routes of the Far East thus enabling the airline to increase passenger traffic, strengthen load factors and improve on market share in leading growth markets of the region and including some of Sri Lanka’s main tourism generating markets.

Affording optimum levels of comfort in the aircraft cabin, this new A330-300 too will configure its layout seating 297 passengers in two classes accommodating 28 in Business Class and 269 in Economy.

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