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Sri Lankan Fleet Renewal Plan  
User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4234 times:

Sri Lankan will chose between 777 and A340-600 to replace their A340s , and will chose between 787 and A350 to replace A330s.
In fact as mentionned in the ATW report , they will do what Emirates will do , as Emirates owns near 40% of the airline.

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User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

Quoting FCKC (Thread starter):
Sri Lankan will chose between 777 and A340-600 to replace their A340s , and will chose between 787 and A350 to replace A330s.
In fact as mentionned in the ATW report , they will do what Emirates will do , as Emirates owns near 40% of the airline.

Isn't it early to replace these aircraft? Anyway, the article says they are only evaluating taking aircraft orders from Emirates.



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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4834 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4057 times:

UL is smart into not wanting any new widebody aircraft until 2013 as their A 332s and A 343s are not old and in good shape. This means that both the B 787 and A 350 are viable contenders.

Since their crew is used to the A 330-340 combination, the best replacement option would be the A 359 replacing the A 343s and A 358s replacing the A 332s.

However if Boeing decides to launch their B 787-10X in time for 2012-13, then the B 781X can easily replace the A 343s and B 789s can easily replace the A 332s.

Also UL have announced the following:

1. They plan to increase further their flights to India from the currently flown 89 weekly frequencies to 9 cities.

2. Goa will be added to the route network

3. FRA and CDG will be split up thus having seperated dedicated terminator flights. FRA will see 4 weekly nonstops and CDG 3 weekly nonstops effective November 2006.


User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

Remember EK's management deal is up and they are managing themselves now.

I still think A340-600s from EK are the order of the day. Although a 777-300 in Sri Lankan livery will look beautiful.



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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4018 times:

I think the A350 would be perfect for UL's operations!  Smile

I think the 77W would be to large, although would be ok on some routes!

I hope UL order the A350 and perhaps receive 346's from EK  Smile

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4834 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3876 times:

UL dont need an aircraft the size of an A 346 nor B 773ER...max capacity for them would be a 300-320 seater in a 2 class configuration.

Their A 332s seat 253 in 2 classes and A 343s seat 295 in 2 classes.

The A 359 can easily fill 300-310 pax in 2 classes and fly nonstop the all important CMB-LHR route as can the A 358 which the A 332 could not do.

I would not want UL to get A 346s because it would be cheaper and more efficient flying two engined A 350s/B 787s on these long haul flights + their newer in technology compared to the A 340 & B 777s.


User currently offlineBlrBird From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 579 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3694 times:

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 2):
1. They plan to increase further their flights to India from the currently flown 89 weekly frequencies to 9 cities.

How much does UL depend on India for business?



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User currently offlinePlanetime From Singapore, joined Mar 2006, 719 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 4):
I think the 77W would be to large, although would be ok on some routes!

Yes routes probably from Europe, mainly London,Frankfurt, and Paris could fill up a 77W as there is a large ex-Sri Lankan community in those cities along with tourist travel.


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3526 times:

I highly doubt that it would be a smart move to change the current fleet within the next few years. As it has been mentioned, a 346 would be fare to big for UL. I also think, that UL it self would set their priorities another way as EK does. Still remember, the last time EK and UL put a "shared" order for aircraft, UL paid a few million (if not mistaken around 12) than EK for the same airframe. During the last few years, there where several big issued in different Sri Lankan newspaper.

Quoting BlrBird (Reply 6):
How much does UL depend on India for business?

Considering that EK tried to reduce UL to a local player on the Indian Subcontinent, quite a lot. It is not only UL depending on the Indian market but also the Sri Lankan Tourism and Trade.

Quoting Planetime (Reply 7):
Yes routes probably from Europe, mainly London,Frankfurt, and Paris could fill up a 77W as there is a large ex-Sri Lankan community in those cities along with tourist travel.

Maybe in the highseason when there are school holidays, in the off season, those planes will be empty and cost a lot of money for nothing.



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