Apr 07, 2018

Sri Lankan Airlines plan to expand its fleet in jeopardy

The plan by Sri Lankan Airlines to expand its fleet is in jeopardy with three more A321neos remaining on order so far, officials said.

The Airline was planning to use the upcoming three Airbus A321neo deliveries to boost their key routes, and the carrier is also considering further fleet additions.

The airline has taken delivery of two A320neos and one A321neo last year, with three more A321neos remaining on order.

Two of these air crafts were due last year and the third in March 2018, but there was no information as to whether these air buses have already arrived in the island or not.

SriLankan Airlines has taken delivery of its maiden A321neo having arrived at the Colombo Int'l airport from Hamburg Finkenwerder in July last year.

The aircraft is leased from AerCap and it is now flying to initial destinations including Hyderabad Int'l airport and Vishakhapatnam with Kochi Int'l and Delhi Int'l airports.  

SriLankan Airlines is expecting three more A321neo with two coming from AerCap and one from Air Lease Corporation

SriLankan is using the Airbus twin jets to boost its Asian market presence - the Indian Ocean and Middle East regions in particular.