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SriLankan Big Expansion In Winter 2011

Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:43 am

SriLankan Airlines has published a number of changes to its network from 2011/2012 Winter onwards.

MAA - Increased from 15 to 27 weekly.

CAN, PEK, PVG each showing an extra weekly flight each on the airline's system but not yet reflected on GDS.

MLE - Increased to 35 weekly.

SIN/KUL - each getting new daytime terminator flight operated by new config A320 instead of previous triangular routed wide-body. Redeye triangular flight UL316 shown as daily on the airline's system but not yet reflected on GDS.

NRT - Increased from 3 to 4 weekly. New flight operates with 343 and is a UL454/5 ( does not extend to MLE )

These are in addition to the already announced increases to FRA ( 5/6 weekly ), CDG ( 4 weekly ) and ZRH ( 3 weekly ) and I'm sure there are more to come.

Schedules can be seen here http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/th...work-wide-changes-from-winter.html
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RE: SriLankan Big Expansion In Winter 2011

Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:02 am

Sri Lankan seems to be back on the right track.

Now they need to refurbish those ageing A343s...
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RE: SriLankan Big Expansion In Winter 2011

Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:03 am

Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 1):
Now they need to refurbish those ageing A343s...

On track to be complete by year end. The first 332 is already out of service getting new full flat beds in J. They are due to get two more 320s in new config when these changes come into effect in 2011 Dec too.
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RE: SriLankan Big Expansion In Winter 2011

Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:25 am

Just got confirmed by the airline that the new Chinese flights are not a mistake. They really will operate two flights on the same sector at same time ( CMB0125 - 0625BKK ). I guess this is owing to some slot issues. Also, TRZ is increased to 14 weekly, AUH to 10 weekly and DOH to daily.
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