SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
UL ALK SRILANKAN
Founded10 December 1979 (1979-12-10)
(as Air Lanka)[1]
HubsColombo–Bandaranaike
Frequent-flyer programFlySmiLes
AllianceOneworld
Subsidiaries
Fleet size21[2]
Destinations35[3]
Parent companyMinistry of Ports, Shipping and Aviation
HeadquartersAirline Centre
Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake, Sri Lanka[4]
Key people
RevenueIncrease Rs 365.171 billion (2023)[2]
Operating incomeIncrease Rs 40.743 billion (2023)[2]
ProfitDecrease Rs −73.621 billion (2023)[2]
Total assetsIncrease Rs 199.45 billion (2023)[2]
Total equityIncrease Rs −509.174 billion (2023)[2]
EmployeesDecrease 5,440 (2023)[2]
Websitewww.srilankan.com

SriLankan Airlines (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකන් ගුවන් සේවය; Tamil: இலங்கை விமான சேவை) is the flag carrier of Sri Lanka and a member airline of the Oneworld airline alliance. It was launched in 1979 as Air Lanka following the termination of operations of the original Sri Lankan flag carrier Air Ceylon. As of April 2024, it is the largest airline in Sri Lanka by number of aircraft and destinations.

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.

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. ^ a b c d e f g "SriLankan Airlines Annual Report 2022-23" (PDF). SriLankan Airlines. Retrieved 6 December 2023.
  3. ^ "SriLankan Airlines Flight Routes".
  4. ^ "Contact Us- Contact SriLankan Airlines". srilankan.com. Retrieved 16 April 2018. Head Office SriLankan Airlines Ltd., Airline Centre, Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake, Sri Lanka.
  5. ^ Ionides, Nicholas (22 January 2008). "Emirates walking away from SriLankan". Flightglobal.com. 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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