SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines
ශ්‍රී ලංකන් ගුවන් සේවය
இலங்கை விமான சேவை
SriLankan Airlines Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded10 December 1979 (1979-12-10)
(as Air Lanka)[1]
Commenced operations1979 (1979)
Frequent-flyer programFlySmiLes
SubsidiariesSri Lankan Catering, Sri Lankan Ground Handling, Sri Lankan Engineering
Fleet size23
Parent companyAviation Board
HeadquartersAirline Centre
Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake, Sri Lanka[3]
Key people
RevenueDecrease Rs 183.531 billion (2019)[4]
Operating incomeNegative increase Rs −5.167 billion (2019)[4]
ProfitDecrease Rs −44.131 billion (2019)[4]
Total assetsIncrease Rs 186.428 billion (2019)[4]
Total equityIncrease Rs −261.173 billion (2019)[4]
EmployeesDecrease 6,693(2019)[4]

SriLankan Airlines (formerly known as Air Lanka) is the flag carrier of Sri Lanka and a member airline of the Oneworld airline alliance. It is currently the largest airline in Sri Lanka by number of aircraft and destinations and was launched in 1979 as Air Lanka following the termination of operations of the original Sri Lankan flag carrier Air Ceylon.

Following its partial acquisition in 1998 by Emirates, it was re-branded and the current livery was introduced. In 2008, the government of Sri Lanka acquired all the shares of the airline from Emirates.[5] After ending the Emirates partnership, it retained its re-branded name and logo.[6] SriLankan Airlines operates over 560 flights per week across Asia.

The Airline operates to 126 destinations in 61 countries (including codeshare operations) from its main hub located at Bandaranaike International Airport near Colombo. SriLankan Airlines joined the Oneworld airline alliance on 1 May 2014.[7]

  1. ^ Thiedeman, Roger (7 December 1997). "A foundation in the sky". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  2. ^ "SriLankan Airlines Flight Routes".
  3. ^ "Contact Us- Contact SriLankan Airlines". Retrieved 16 April 2018. Head Office SriLankan Airlines Ltd., Airline Centre, Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake, Sri Lanka.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "SriLankan Airlines Annual Report 2019-20" (PDF). SriLankan Airlines. SriLankan Airlines. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  5. ^ Ionides, Nicholas (22 January 2008). "Emirates walking away from SriLankan". Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Sri Lankan Airlines buys back 43.6 pc stake from Emirates". The Economic Times. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Our Airline". Srilankan. Retrieved 11 January 2016.

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