mozart
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Questions On SriLankan

Fri Jan 02, 2004 7:28 pm

I have read several posts in this forum that state that UL is such a great airline. Can anyone comment and/or compare them to other airlines?

Also, what is their link with Emirates?
 
Pe@rson
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RE: Questions On SriLankan

Fri Jan 02, 2004 7:30 pm

"Also, what is their link with Emirates?"

Virtually completely owned by EK and managed by them, which probably accounts for their excellence in most regards, especially IFE.
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srilankan_340
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RE: Questions On SriLankan

Fri Jan 02, 2004 9:46 pm

Virtually completely owned by EK

No They don't. EK only own 40%.

EK signed an agreement in 1998 to buy a 40% stake and to manage UL for 10 years.

After years of corruption and mis-management by then state controlled management, they are now a truly first class airline thanks to EK's managemet input. Have been making good profits for the past few years when other world airlines were loosing money.

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