Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* SriLankan Airlines named Best Airline in South Asia
Fri, Feb 17, 2017, 12:15 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's National Carrier, SriLankan Airlines added yet another accolade when China's Top Travel magazine named it the Best Airline in South Asia at the 10th Annual Top Travel Awards, recognizing the airline's continuous efforts at expanding travel between China and Sri Lanka.

This is the latest in a string of awards for Sri Lanka's National Carrier. SriLankan Airlines was recently crowned the "World's Leading Airline Operating to the Indian Ocean Region" at the prestigious World Travel Awards and "Best Full Service Airline in Central and South Asia" for the second consecutive year at the Future Travel Experience Asia Awards. SriLankan was also last year named the "Most Innovative Marketing Airline in China" by Life Weekly magazine.

Wang Jianmei, the Chief Editor of Top Travel, said the Award of Best Airline in South Asia that Top Travel bestowed upon SriLankan Airlines is well earned. "We are pleased to see that more and more Chinese tourists choose SriLankan Airlines to travel to Sri Lanka, Maldives, Seychelles and many more destinations in the world."

SriLankan Airlines Country Manager China Ravindran Veeraperumal, who received the award on behalf of SriLankan, said: "This is a great acknowledgement and encouragement for our efforts to promote travel on SriLankan. We strive to maintain our highest standard and delight our customers. On behalf of SriLankan Airlines, I would like to thank Top Travel for this award and all my team members for making this possible. With the commitment and support of our entire airline, we expect to win many more awards in the future.'

SriLankan now serves five cities in China - Shanghai, Beijing, Kunming, Guangzhou (Canton) and Hong Kong - operated on state-of-the-art Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft with passengers enjoying the legendary hospitality of SriLankan Airlines cabin crew, together with the most modern onboard entertainment system, luxurious seating and the finest in-flight cuisine.

China is now Sri Lanka's second largest tourism market, behind India. A total of 271,577 Chinese tourists visited Sri Lanka in 2016, a 26 percent year on year increase, according to statistics of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.

SriLankan recently adopted a new strategy of focusing on the Asia and Middle East region and added 11 new destinations in Asia during the last quarter of 2016, also increasing services to many of its existing destinations throughout Asia. It has the largest foreign airline network in India with over 100 flights to 11 cities and is also the largest international airline serving the Maldives, with 25 flights per week.

SriLankan's global network covers 101 cities in 47 countries and as a member of the oneworld global airline alliance, SriLankan also connects its passengers to oneworld's worldwide network of more than 1,000 destinations in 160 countries.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
JVP hands over 20th amendment to Constitution to Speaker
-- [2 minutes ago]
Appeal Court to hear former Defense Secretary's revision petition seeking release in Avant Garde case on May 31
-- [13 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Health Ministry considers increasing percentage of male nurses
-- [41 minutes ago]
Listed hospitals in Sri Lanka will see growth in medium term - Fitch
-- [1 hour and 8 minutes ago]
President Trump nominates Alaina B. Teplitz as Ambassador to Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army, Navy continue to provide relief services to flood affected people
Education Ministry introduces comfortable clothing for pregnant teachers on doctors' recommendation
Singapore police confirm former Cantal Bank Governor is in Singapore, AG informs court
Sri Lanka's Finance Minister plans to reduce VAT to 12.5% by 2020
Finance Minister appoints Ranel Tissa Wijesinha as new SEC Chairman

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.