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National carrier, SriLankan Airlines acquired its fifth Airbus A320 aircraft which raises its fleet strength to 17. National carrier, SriLankan Airlines acquired its fifth Airbus A320 aircraft which raises its fleet strength to 17. The airline plans to get as many as five more aircraft this year. Of the five, the airline plans to acquire one A340, two A320s and two Turbo Otter air taxis.

The airline is expanding its fleet to cater to a growing list of destinations and to service higher frequencies to existing locations.

SriLankan presently flies to 42 destinations in 23 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

SriLankan uses its A320s to service its network of destinations in South Asia and the Middle East.

“SriLankan Airlines is by far the biggest foreign operator to India. The arrival of this aircraft allows us greater flexibility in servicing our present 10 Indian destinations, and the opportunity to serve even more cities, which we are planning,” said Peter Hill, CEO, SriLankan Airlines.

The airline launched services to Calicut in southern India on July 1, and has announced