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SriLankan Airlines Gets Another A320  
User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

the latest news from the dailynews paper in Sri Lanka...http://www.dailynews.lk


SriLankan Airlines to add an airbus to its fleet

SriLankan Airlines will add another Airbus A320 to its fleet of nine aircraft in April. The airline's management has already obtained board approval for a six-year lease of the aircraft and induction of the new A320 is scheduled for late April. However the airline states it has not made any conclusive decision to make any changes to its existing fleet.

With the addition of the short haul A320 the airline's fleet will increase to ten, comprising three A340s, four A330s and three A320s. The government meanwhile has indicated to the airline that they plan to expand international air services into Colombo to which the airline has responded positively.

The airline is now looking at increasing capacity of its current fleet with the possible acquisition of additional long haul aircraft, a media release by SriLankan stated. SriLankan Airlines' Board of Directors has authorised the management to explore options for fleet expansion, it added.


This has been mooted for a while now, good to see that this has come to fruition. This additional A320 will probably be used for the extra services to India in particular and maybe Karachi will come online soon as well. The bit about the changes to the fleet is interesting, I wasn't aware of any developments on this matter...


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User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8426 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2771 times:
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Thats one down.

By year end they plan to add 1 extra 320(total 4) and 2 extra 343's.

Rgds

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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6532 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2759 times:

They have two A320s, + one = three does it not?

When are they getting more A340s and where are they coming from?


User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8426 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2754 times:
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Yes Cxflyboy,2 plus the extra makes 3.By year end they plan to have 4 in service.

I'm not sure yet where the 320's or 343's are being sourced from.

Airlib have just gone under so that makes 2 343's avaliable.

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User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1795 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

How about the A330s ? Will they get another 2 more to replace the 2 A330-200s they lost ?


Charles



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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

I love the A320 in the SriLankan airlines livery:


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