The A320 will be used to service new routs to India including Bangalore, Bogh Gaya and a resumption of a fifth weekly service to Trichy and to Frankfurt, Germany. rn
rnOn a lease from Orix Aviation Systems Limited of Ireland, the A320 is fitted with 12 business and 138 economy class seats. rn
rnWith the additional A320 the airline now has three A340s, four A330s and one A320. rn
rnIn a press statement SriLankan
quote s CEO Peter Hill said ldblquote We are back to growing our business again.
rnldblquote Visitors from overseas are on the increase, many at present are Sri Lankans resident abroad. However, there are encouraging signs in the tourism sector as well. Much of this increased confidence in Sri Lanka can be attributed to the current peace initiatives.
rnThe release added that with the addition of Bangalore, Bodh Gaya and Frankfurt, the airline will have a route network of 31 destinations in 20 countries across Europe, the Middle East, South and South East Asia and the