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SriLankan Airlines becomes first oneworld member from Indian sub-continent

SriLankan A330 in oneworld livery

National carrier SriLankan Airlines (UL) has become the first carrier from the Indian sub-continent to join the oneworld alliance of airlines. The carrier joins Cathay Pacific Airways, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Royal Jordian Airlines and Qatar Airways from Asia, Australia’s Qantas, airberlin, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and S7 Airlines from Europe, American Airlines and US Airways from the USA, and …

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TAM Airlines and US Airways join oneworld alliance. Srilankan Airlines next in line.

TAM Airlines A320 in special oneworld livery

In its biggest expansion since its launch 15 years ago, the oneworld alliance sat the joining of TAM Airlines and US Airways on March 31. Its a double whammy, since both the airlines were leading members of the Star alliance till the switched over. US Airways’ regional affiliates, operating as US Airways Express, also transitioned to oneworld, following US Airways’ …

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Jet Airways cancellation of Colombo-Chennai tied to Jetihad?

Jet Airways' Boeing 737-800 VT-JBD

Earlier today, it was announced that Indian full service carrier Jet Airways would be cancelling its longstanding daily flights between its Southern hub at Chennai, and Colombo from 3rd January, 2014. The route, which was operated with Boeing 737-800 equipment, had schedules as follow: 9W252 ~ MAA – CMB ~ 0055 – 0210 ~ 738 ~ Daily 9W253 ~ CMB …

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SriLankan Airlines cancels Kozhikode

by BA StaffOneworld member SriLankan Airlines has apparently cancelled its daily Airbus A320 service between Colombo and Kozhikode, Kerala from the end of August (26th August to be exact). The services were run with the schedules below: UL169 ~ CMB-CCJ ~ D: 1130 A: 1520 ~ A320 ~ x3UL169 ~ CMB-CCJ ~ D: 1350 A: 1510 ~ A320 ~ 3 …

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Analysis: SriLankan Airlines to grow its Indian operations

by Vinay Bhaskara According to a report from the Press Trust of India, newly minted oneworld alliance member SriLankan Airlines is eyeing an expansion of its Indian operations by adding 12 new weekly flights to tap into its burgeoning hub at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport. SriLankan Airlines chairman Nishantha Wickremasinghe had this to say about Sri Lankan’s plans We have not …

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INFOGRAPHIC: Airline-wise share of international passenger traffic, to and from India, 2011 to 2012

Based on a report in The Economic Times we have prepared this infographic showing the airlines’ market share of international passenger traffic to and from India during fiscal 2011~2012. The chart throws up some surprises. SriLankan Airlines and Oman Air feature on this list, but Singapore Airlines does not. Hard to accept? and where is AirAsia? Share your thoughts via …

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British Airways commences Colombo route and enhances Hyderabad

British Airways has commenced a new route to Colombo and enhanced its existing Hyderabad service to six a week. The airline yesterday announced the start of a three days a week service from London Gatwick to Colombo, Sri Lanka, via Male, Maldives. To Hyderabad, British Airways appears to be trying to fill the vacancy created by Lufthansa’s withdrawal of service. …

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Qatar Airways to join oneworld alliance

Doha based, Qatar Airways is to join oneworld® airline alliance. Its election as a oneworld member designate was announced today at a press conference in New York. The Doha-based airline’s implementation into oneworld is expected to take between 12 and 18 months. British Airways will serve as the carrier’s sponsor in joining oneworld. This move comes close on the heals …

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Analysis: SriLankan Airlines set to join oneworld in 2013

Will SriLankan Airline’s entry into oneworld force a change in the carrier’s network strategy? Image courtesy Wikimedia Early Monday, SriLankan Airlines, the flag carrier of India’s southernmost neighbor, is set to be announced as the newest member of the oneworld, the global alliance of airlines. The carrier, which serves 60 destinations on a fleet of 21 aircraft, will add Kochi, …

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Unusual images: Srilankan Airlines A320 returns home to Bangalore

I am frequently asked “what is the joying of spotting?” to which I reply “each aircraft has a history and a story to tell. At first glance there is nothing out of the ordinary about this photo of Srilankan Airlines Airbus A320-232 registration 4R-ABH arriving at Bangalore. This is the ONLY -232 in the UL fleet. So what? one might …

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