Dec 19, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s national carrier SriLankan Airlines, took delivery of its second Airbus 330-300, on today, continuing its wide body re fleeting programme, the airline said in a media release. Passengers will be afforded a new flying experience whilst satisfying customer demand for increased capacity on the primary routes of the Far East thus enabling the airline to increase passenger traffic, strengthen load factors and improve on market share in leading growth markets of the region and including some of Sri Lanka’s main tourism generating markets.
Affording optimum levels of comfort in the aircraft cabin, this new A330-300 too will configure its layout seating 297 passengers in two classes accommodating 28 in Business Class and 269 in Economy.
The new aircraft named The City of Sihagiri will be utilised on the major Far Eastern markets of Canton, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong.
We at SriLankan firmly believe the new A330-300s will be successful chapter for us in operational terms, with the most recently acquired aircraft reflecting a strong customer interest and high seat factors on the routes it has been deployed on to date. Kapila Chandrasena, Chief Executive