swissgabe
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SriLankan Airlines Might Give Away It's 330 And...

Fri Mar 21, 2003 6:13 pm

... replace them with A340. The A330 could go to Emirates. Operating cost of UL's A340 are lower than 330.

SriLankan Airlines is also evaluating Beds in Business Class as soon as possible.

Next European destination could be Rome (FCO) or maybe Milan (MXP).
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RE: SriLankan Airlines Might Give Away It's 330 And...

Fri Mar 21, 2003 8:10 pm

What rubbish, idle rumour spreading  Sad you must be bored!

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RE: SriLankan Airlines Might Give Away It's 330 And...

Fri Mar 21, 2003 8:27 pm

Depending on the internal configuration a smaller aircraft could be much expensive than a bigger one.

I hope they'll start a flight to Milan soon.

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RE: SriLankan Airlines Might Give Away It's 330 And...

Fri Mar 21, 2003 10:27 pm

HUYfan. The above is being evaluated by UL Head Office in CMB.
So I'm very sorry, but the only rubbish inside here is your comment!

DaV, you are right but it doesn't only depend on the configuration. Operating only A340 could save up to 20 million USD and the range is higher as well.
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RE: SriLankan Airlines Might Give Away It's 330 And...

Fri Mar 21, 2003 10:36 pm

Could this have to do with UL's long range flights? I assume then, that the A332 fly somewhat payload restricted to Europe (as an example). COuld that be the case?

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RE: SriLankan Airlines Might Give Away It's 330 And...

Fri Mar 21, 2003 10:55 pm

The A330s are only 2-3 years old, so it seems strange why they would get rid of them so soon. However, Swissgabe is right, the A340 would be the cheaper option to operate. Which leads me to the question, why on earth did they order the A330 in the first place? Surely, they would have done their homework on this. I think maybe the A330-300 would suit them nicely?
 
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RE: SriLankan Airlines Might Give Away It's 330 And...

Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:50 pm

Zizou, regarding the A332, think of Emirates ...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Gerardo, as far as I know UL doesn't have payload restrictions between CMB/MLE and ZRH/FRA and to LHR/CDG they use A340.
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RE: SriLankan Airlines Might Give Away It's 330 And...

Tue Mar 25, 2003 5:00 pm

Just a short update:
SriLankan Airlines will RESUME it's flight from CMB to KWI (think via DXB) from tomorrow, the 26th March 2003.

A press release enclosed:
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SriLankan Airlines to resume flights to Kuwait

SriLankan Airlines will resume flights to Kuwait from tomorrow, 26 March 2003.

"Flights were temporarily suspended with the outbreak of war in Iraq," says SriLankan's Head of Commercial G T Jeyaseelan. "The situation is now conducive to our resuming operations."

Flight timings of the Dubai and Kuwait flights have been revised and are as follows:

SriLankan Airlines flight UL 227 will leave Colombo at 1300 hours and arrive in Dubai at 1530 hours. The flight will leave Dubai at 1615 hours and arrive in Kuwait at 1700 hours.

The return flight UL228 will leave Kuwait at 1800 hours and arrive in Dubai at 2050 hours. The flight will leave Dubai at 2300 hours and arrive in Colombo at 0515 hours the next day.

These revised timings will prevail till Friday, March 28, when new timings will be publicized.

Jeyaseelan added that operations to Kuwait are subject to review based on any developments in the Middle East.

"The situation is being monitored on a 24-hour basis to ensure the safety of our passengers and crew," he said.

SriLankan Airlines passengers travelling to Kuwait are requested to contact the airline's reservations office on 421161, 073 3344 or 073 5500 before leaving for the airport.

Corporate Communications department
SriLankan Airlines Ltd
www.srilankan.lk

March 25, 2003

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RE: SriLankan Airlines Might Give Away It's 330 And...

Tue Mar 25, 2003 8:58 pm

I don't think its yet safe to operate now. I think SriLankan is the first airline to resume flights?
 
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RE: SriLankan Airlines Might Give Away It's 330 And...

Tue Mar 25, 2003 9:14 pm

If I'm not mistaken, Airlines such as IC, AI, MS, etc never stopped their flights into KWI, isn't it? I think also KAC still operates flights ex/to KWI. So I don't see a big problem to operate into KWI but I wonder if there is really a big demand. Funny, UL also has traffic rights between KWI and DXB since CMB-KWI vv. are both via DXB.
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RE: SriLankan Airlines Might Give Away It's 330 And...

Tue Mar 25, 2003 9:50 pm

other airlines currently serving Kuwait:
-Air India
-Biman Bangladesh
-DHL Aviation
-Egypt Air
-Emirates
-Falcon Express
-Gulf Air
-Indian Airlines
-Iran Aseman Airlines
-Kuwait Airways
-MEA
-PIA
-Qatar Airways
-Syrianair
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