Thursday, 16th September 2021

SriLankan Airlines completes 40 years in service

Colombo, Aug 31 (BAN/ AD): Four decades ago on September 1, 1979, the first flight of SriLankan Airlines took off from Bandaranaike International Airport to Bangkok. From modest start to full fledged carrier today it has been a promising journey.

The journey of 40 years in which several global awards were won and it has carried millions of passengers each year with a route network of 109 cities in 48 countries.

Vipula Gunatilleka, Group CEO of SriLankan Airlines said: “Our objective is to become the most customer-centric airline in Asia, both in the air and on the ground, building on our four decades of excellence in customer service for which we have won numerous international accolades with our emphasis on safety, punctuality and service.”

SriLankan airlines connects travelers to over 1,000 cities in 160 countries through its oneworld partner airlines. With SriLankan being repeatedly named one of the most punctual airlines in the world, they also get to enjoy on-time departure and arrival, a rarity in air travel.

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