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SriLankan Airlines is one of the main air carriers in Asia. SriLankan Airlines boasts rapid connections between Europe, the Middle and Far East, and Southeast Asia. There is a direct flight from London to Colombo and Maldives.
SriLankan Airlines was founded in 1979 by the Sri Lanka government after Air Ceylon stopped operations. It was first known as Air Lanka. In the 1980s SriLankan Airlines concentrated on adding destinations and aeroplanes to its fleet. By the 1990s SriLankan Airlines purchased its first Airbus, bringing it up-to-date in modern aircraft technology. In 1998 Emirates and the Sri Lankan government partnered together and agreed to buy the airline which allowed Sri Lankan Airlines to have exclusive control of ground handling and airline catering. The name Air Lanka was given up in 1998 and SriLankan Airlines was adopted.
The airline has been subjected to a number of downfalls during its history. The first and most major one was the outbreak and panic surrounding SARS. The next was the earthquake in the Indian Ocean in 2004. This caused the airline to move its main hub to Colombo. Presently SriLankan Airlines has 9 destinations in the Middle East and non-stop service from Maldives to Paris, London and Tokyo. One thing remains unchanged with the airline since its inception, the stewardess’s uniform: a simple sari with a peacock feather print.
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|Telephone:||208 759 4048|
|Departure cities:||London, Manchester|