Apr 16, 2018 (LBO) – National carrier SriLankan Airlines has achieved a un-audited annual passenger revenue of 126.9 billion rupees (US Dollars 830.7 million) for its just ended financial year of 2017/18.
“This is the highest ever in the Company’s 38-year history,” the Airline said in a statement.
The revenue comes on the back of recent expansion of the airline to include services to several new destinations such as Gan Islands, Hyderabad and Melbourne and additional frequencies to popular cities in its network.
The airline’s cargo division recorded a revenue of 14.7 billion rupees on its own.
“Both passenger and cargo divisions exceeded their annual target, enabling the SriLankan Airlines Group – bolstered by an even stronger performance at its best performing business unit SriLankan Ground Services – to comfortably exceed the overall annual revenue target.”
The airline is currently at the verge of implementing the second phase of its restructuring plan, which would see the airline become a profitable and self-sufficient entity within a short period.
The restructuring initiatives would see the airline further fine tune its route network and implement a range of cost optimisation initiatives.
It intends to report its audited financial results for FY2017/18, which are required to undergo the review of Auditor General of Sri Lanka, before the end of September 2018, the statement added.