Wednesday, 16 October 2019 08:38

Sri Lankan Airlines defends the title of Asia’s leading Airline

Sri Lankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the one world alliance, has been adjudged the leading airline in the Indian sub-continent.

It has, won the prestigious 'Asia's Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean' title for the third consecutive year at World Travel Awards Asia & Oceania Gala Ceremony, held on October 12, 2019 in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.

The other contenders for the award were Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, SilkAir and Singapore Airlines.

.The Airlines' continuous marketing drive through the execution of insightful and innovative marketing campaigns to promote travel movements into the Indian Ocean region, resulted in this achievement.

The Award proves SriLankan's consolidated presence in the South Asian region, strongly supported by its connectivity of 121 flights a week to 11 Indian cities, namely Chennai, Trivandrum, Tiruchirappalli, Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Cochin, Madurai, Kolkata, Coimbatore and Hyderabad.

The Airline also operates to other popular cities such as Dhaka, Karachi and Lahore.

The Maldives has been Sri Lanka's extended home market with its connectivity to Male of 21 flights a week, facilitating leisure-seekers from its extensive network of Middle East, the Europe, the Far East and Australia.

SriLankan also became the first Airline to connect Gan Island of South Maldives with the world, thus becoming the only airline that operates out of two points in the Maldives.

(LI)

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