Flying Elephant

July 25, 2007 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines has started to serve a popular ice cream brand of the island on its flights to India as part of a strategy to boost the variety foods on its flights, the national carrier said. The short-haul flights to India are a key spoke in the carrier’s international network which uses Colombo as its hub. SriLankan flies 95 frequencies a week to 10 cities in India.

The Elephant House brand ice cream is made by the food and beverages division of John Keells Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s largest conglomerates.

We at SriLankan are constantly looking to improve our levels of inflight service, which have won many global accolades, and ice cream is very popular enhancement to the service,” Nigel O’Shea, Head of Service Delivery at SriLankan, said in a statement.

“We are always keen to work with local companies whenever we can and providing Elephant House Ice Cream on board further extends our partnership with John Keells and gives something extra to our passengers”.

SriLankan says it has won awards such as World’s Best Airline in a survey of Economy Class passengers, World’s Friendliest Cabin Staff, first runner-up for World’s Best Cabin Staff, and Best Overall I