Bigger Load

Nov 01 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines said Thursday that it would launch a regional charter service carrying cargo to South Asia, even reaching destinations not connected by scheduled flights.

SriLankan Cargo currently offers scheduled services to 50 destinations in 28 countries, serviced by dedicated freighters and 14 mainline Airbus Aircraft.

With the new service, businesses can now fly their cargo to any destination across South Asia, the airline said in a statement on Thursday, even points not connected by regular scheduled services on short notice.

While scheduled services give businesses a regular connection to key destinations around the world, the globalisation and the fast pace of businesses sometimes demands collection and delivery to remote locations,” Nalin Rodrigo, Head of SriLankan Cargo said.

All landing clearances would be obtained by SriLankan Cargo. The airline’s cargo arm is the largest foreign carrier into India and the Maldives with over 100 weekly flights.

In India alone SriLankan cargo operates regular schedules to 10 destinations.

The service also allows businesses to leverage the benefit of a single service provider, a