Tuesday, December 9, 2014

#SriLankan Airlines starts operations to Kunming, #China

Sri Lanka’s national carrier and the oneworld member, SriLankan Airlines, now gives its passengers the opportunity to explore Kunming, when it added the fifth Chinese destination to its global route map on December 1, 2014.

SriLankan Airlines, Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kapila Chandrasena said, “SriLankan Airlines has always viewed the Far East as one of its priority markets where a gradual increase in the number of tourist arrivals has driven the airline to look into more expansion opportunities to cater to the growing demand as well as to motivate more travellers from both regions to explore the beauty of the two destinations. Moreover, SriLankan has been constantly enhancing its product and services to meet the demands of the modern day traveller. As a result, the first all new A330-300 aircraft which was added to our fleet recently as part of our wide-body fleet renewal programme, will be assigned primarily on the Far Eastern Routes such as Bangkok, Tokyo, Canton and Beijing.”

In addition to the new destination, SriLankan currently operates a total of 15 weekly flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Canton and Hong Kong via Colombo.