Family Planning

SriLankan Airlines could add up to four new aircrafts to its fleet this year as new destinations come on line. rn
SriLankan Airlines Head of Commercial G T Jayaseelan told Lanka Business Online that two long haul aircrafts could be brought in to service the proposed Rome and Beijing routes later this year.rn

rnJayaseelan says that the Chinese market held great tourism potential and was one of the fast emerging outbound tourist markets. rn

rnStudies on the Chinese market are being carried out with plans to commence a service between Colombo and Beijing later this year.rn

rnRome could be added to its destination list in June this year, but has not been confirmed. rn

rnA third aircraft, a dedicated freighter is also on the cards for later this year as demand for air cargo capacity picks up. rn

rnThe airline already operates one dedicated freighter but says it is already operating at near full capacity. rn

rnIn addition, cargo space in its scheduled route services has also dropped with the incr