Oct 31, 2014 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier has taken delivery of Airbus A330 -300 aircraft as it continues to expand its global route network with more fuel-efficient and maintenance cost friendly models from Airbus. This delivery launches the process of the fleet renewal and replacement program and affords us the opportunity to enhance our product offering to our customers and puts our product on par with the leading international airlines serving Sri Lanka, said Nishantha Wickremasinghe, Chairman of SriLankan Airlines.
This marks the beginning of our plans for diversifying our aircraft portfolio and increasing the appeal to both Sri Lankan and international passengers.
The A330-300 powered by twin Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines known for its proven passenger appeal and fuel efficiency is one of the most widely used wide body aircraft in service today an official said.
SriLankan Airlines CEO Kapila Chandrasena considers fleet renewal as a key component in the national carrier’s initiatives to reduce costs and improve efficiencies.
SriLankan aims to gradually improve revenues and yields as we go for re fleeting, said Chandrasena.
We further able to meet our future cap