Weathering the storm

rnThe award was presented by the parent company Emirates, at the airline
quote s annual Reservations Conference in Dubai, in May this year.rn

rnThe award recognizes the efforts of the Emirates Colombo station following the July 24 attack on the Bandaranaike International Airport and the events of September 11 in USA. rn

rn”The second half of last year was particularly trying for airlines operating to Colombo. The high insurance surcharges made it unviable to maintain normal services and the industry was swamped in gloom”, Emirates Area Manager for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Tissa Bibile said.rn

rn”We were lucky to have the full support of our head office in Dubai, and the determination of my staff enabled us not only to weather the storm but also to quickly bounce back to normal. This award is really a tribute to the Emirates spirit”, he added.rnrn