Sri Lanka state carrier adds A320 to fleet

(From left) Dharmasri Kumaratunga, Director - Payments and Settlements, Central Bank; Nanda Fernando, Managing Director, Sampath Bank; and Tharaka Ranwala, Head of Operations and Group Chief Marketing Officer, Sampath Bank

May 25, 2012 (LBO) – State-run SriLankan Airlines said it had taken delivery of an Airbus A320 increasing the type to eight aircraft and the fleet to 21 and two floatplanes for domestic services. The airline has seven A330s and six A340s, and two De Havilland Twin Otters.

The new A320 will set 20 business class passengers and 120 in economy class. It has a video and audio on demand flight entertainment services with nine television channels and 15 audio channels.

The airline said it was upgrading its long-haul fleet with flat-bed seat and flight entertainment systems.