Airline Industry Review

SriLankan Airlines Summer Update

With effect from April 2009, SriLankan has cancelled following destinations.

    Goa, Hyderabad, Calicut, Kochi, Coimbatore

The destinations will be moved to Mihin Lanka with route rights and aircraft and crew will be provided courtesy of SriLankan. SriLankan has already allocated an A320-200 aircraft for this and insiders suggest that the transaction will probably take place free of charge.

Frequencies on following routes have been reduced

    Tokyo, London, Bangkok, Paris, Rome, Bangalore, Singapore, Kuala Lampur

Plans to resume Jakarta and Sydney have been cancelled.

On a brief note, Qatar Airways has increased capacity to Colombo to double daily A330-200 or -300 aircraft except for a few A321 flights on a few days.

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