Cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara promotes SriLankan Airlines’

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the prestigious oneworld alliance, set the social media world ablaze with their ‘Serendipity Next Door’ video, which drew an unprecedented record 5 million views in just 19 hours! The new video, targeting the airline’s largest market – India, featured two of Sri Lanka’s best-known celebrities – Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez and cricketing superstar Kumar Sangakkara, both of whom are mega draw cards in India, With its record reach, the video was not only the fastest to cross a…

SriLankan Airlines unveils its latest brand video ‘Ode to Paradise’

SriLankan Airlines’, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the prestigious oneworld alliance, revolutionizing its brand building endeavors launched its latest brand video ‘Ode to Paradise’ at PVR Cinemas, One Galle Face recently. The production titled ‘Ode to Paradise’ revisits the fond memories of ‘Blue Waters’ melody through a modern take, featuring a lineup of Sri Lanka’s well-loved icons such as Jacqueline Fernandez, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Peter Kuruvita and Bathiya&Santhush, through whose eyes, the multifaceted beauty of the island is unveiled- all this in the vibrant…

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez promotes SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the prestigious oneworld alliance, set the social media world ablaze with their ‘Serendipity Next Door’ video, which drew an unprecedented record 5 million views in just 19 hours! The new video, targeting the airline’s largest market – India, featured two of Sri Lanka’s best-known celebrities – Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez and cricketing superstar Kumar Sangakkara, both of whom are mega draw cards in India, With its record reach, the video was not only the fastest to cross a…

SriLankan Airlines takes action with regard to Coronavirus outbreak

SriLankan Airlines has implemented a series of precautionary measures to mitigate the risks from the current coronavirus epidemic in the Far East, with the safety and well-being of its valued passengers and staff being of paramount importance. SriLankan’s cabin crew and other relevant staff have been briefed on actions to be taken on board and at airports, especially those in the Far East. The airline is also in contact with relevant aviation and health authorities who are involved in monitoring the situation. This includes Ministry of Health and the authorities…

SriLankan Airlines crowned ‘Leading International Airline of 2019’

SriLankan Airlines, the largest carrier into the Maldives, won the coveted title of ‘Leading International Airline of 2019’ at the MATATO Travel Awards in the Maldives, polling the most number of votes from the travelling public ahead of many of the world’s best reputed airlines. The Maldives Travel Awards is a product of the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO). The 8th edition of the awards had a record number of nominations in all major categories, with 236 nominations in 28 categories representing more than 100 registered…

SriLankan Airlines becomes ‘Asia’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean’ at World Travel Awards for the 03rd consecutive year

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, reaffirming its stature as a leading airline in the Indian sub-continent, won the prestigious ‘Asia’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean’ title for the third consecutive year at World Travel Awards Asia & Oceania Gala Ceremony , held yesterday ( October 12, 2019) in Phu Quoc, Vietnam. The other contenders for the award were Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, SilkAir and…

EASA extends Part 145 certification of SriLankan Engineering

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has extended an important certification of SriLankan Engineering, the aircraft Maintenance-Repair-Overhaul (MRO) arm of SriLankan Airlines, following a comprehensive audit. The reaffirmation of the EASA Part-145 certification further strengthens SriLankan Engineering’s positioning as a key provider of aircraft maintenance and engineering services for airlines throughout South Asia, Middle East and Africa. Vipula Gunatilleka, Group Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines, said: “SriLankan Engineering is now poised to launch itself as an MRO of choice, with our superior engineering expertise of over 40 years, and…

Do Canto and Haji Harun win Sri Lankan Airlines Half Marathon titles in Melbourne

Australia’s Thomas Do Canto raced against the clock and fatigue to cross the finish line first in the Sri Lankan Airlines Half Marathon, which was part of the 42nd Melbourne Marathon Festival held in the Australian city recently. Do Canto, who finished the gruelling 21.1 km course in 1hr 4 min and 29 seconds, outran compatriot Nic Harman who crossed over in a time of 1:04:31 to beat Brady Threlfall into third place. Makda Haji Harun powered ahead in the women’s event, winning in a breezy 1:11:15 to break the…

SriLankan Airlines’ wins the ‘Best Marketing Innovation’ award at APEX 2019

SriLankan Airlines’ intensive efforts to drive the recovery of the island’s tourism industry in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attack were honoured with a global accolade – the ‘Best Marketing Innovation’ award from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). The Airline also managed to secure Four-Star rating in the major airlines category, for the 3rd consecutive year. Vipula Gunatilleka, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to win this prestigious award, which we consider to be an accolade for our country at a time when our tourism industry…

SriLankan Airlines celebrates 40 years of service to the nation

Exactly forty years ago on September 1, 1979, the first flight of SriLankan Airlines was made, the aircraft rising gracefully from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport to wing its way to Bangkok. It was the modest start of the National Carrier’s four decades as the mainstay of air travel and air cargo transportation for the island nation’s economy. Today, SriLankan Airlines is a global award winning airline that carries millions of passengers each year with a route network of 109 cities in 48 countries, including codeshare operations in partnership with the…