German Escapade

rnSri Lankan’s CEO Peter Hill and Head of Commercial G.T. Jayaseelan are to meet with leading tour operators on a fact-finding mission to review pricing and ascertain demand prior to resuming operations.

rnrnThe visit will also attempt to validate claims by the industry of insufficient capacity to satisfy the demand from German and Italian leisure markets for the coming winter season, SriLankan said today.

rnrnAttempting to convince themselves that conditions are right, SriLankan will only resume operations if they are convinced that it is commercially viable to do so, the airline said.

rnrnDespite being a high capacity destination, fares on the route are reportedly low, making it commercially not viable to do the German run.

rnrnSriLankan Airlines is reported to have made annual losses to the tune of US$ 10 mn on the German route.

rnrnThe airline says it needs to be certain that there is sufficient load capacity, to justify the costs incurred to fly the route.

rnrnIndustry lobbying to resume fli