Sri Lanka state carrier franchises training arm to Maldives

Aug 23, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s state-run SriLankan Airlines said its training arm had struck a franchise agreement with Orient Express Pvt Limited, a services company in the Maldive Islands. International Aviation Academy, SriLankan’s training arm which is recognized by the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) provided training for the airline and also for the travel trade in Sri Lanka. Orient Express will be the first IATA authorized trading centre in the Maldives, the airline said in a statement.