SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines Airlines

SriLankan Airlines, the National Airline of Sri Lanka, is an award winning carrier with a firm reputation as a global leader in service, comfort, safety, reliability, and punctuality.

Launched in 1979, SriLankan is currently expanding and further diversifying its wide range of products and services in order to drive the country’s ongoing boom in tourism and economic development.

The airline’s hub is located at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, providing convenient connections to its global route network of 104 destinations in 47 countries (including codeshare operations) in Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Far East, North America, Australia and Africa.

Destinations (including code-shares)

Europe – London, Paris, Frankfurt, Rome, Turin, Venice, Milan, Palermo, Catania, Barcilona, Brussels, Manchester, Sofia, Dublin, Geneva, Munich, Athens, Istanbul, Zurich, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Belgrade, Vienna, Moscow, Madrid, Edinburgh, Stokholm, Copenhagen, Oslo

Middle East – Kuwait, Dammam, Riyadh, Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Jeddah, Amman

South Asia – Karachi, Lahore, Male, Colombo, Chennai, Trichy, Trivandrum, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kochi, Varanasi, Bodh Gaya, Kolkata, Madurai, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Dhaka, Gan Island

Southeast Asia and Far East – Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Penang, Bangkok, Phuket Jakarta, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Canton, Kunming, Narita, Haneda, Osaka, Nagoya Hanoi, Ho Chi Minn City, Kasai, Itami, Phnom Penh, Yangon

Australia – Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin

North America – New York, Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, San Francisco

Canada - Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and St Johns

Africa – Johannesburg, Seychelles, Nairobi, Cape Town

Member of oneworld

SriLankan Airlines joined the oneworld airline alliance on May 1st, 2014 as the first carrier from the Indian Sub-continent. SriLankan now flies alongside some of the biggest and premier brands in the airline business – American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian and S7 airlines. With its oneworld membership, the flagship carrier of Sri Lanka offers its customers more services and benefits: such as a wider route network, opportunities to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles on any one of the oneworld carriers. Similarly, the 130 million frequent flyer cardholders of oneworld’s member airlines are able to earn and redeem rewards on SriLankan. Members of SriLankan Airlines’ FlySmiLes frequent flyer programme can enjoy privileges and benefits throughout the oneworld network, including, for top tier members, access to 550 plus airport lounges worldwide. SriLankan will also be part of oneworld’s most extensive ranges of alliance fares.

Code shares: Partners

SriLankan has mutual code-share services with Malaysia Airlines, Etihad Airways, Air Canada, Qantas, Alitalia, Oman Air, Finnair, Jetstar Asia, Japan Airlines, NIKI, American Airlines, Qatar Airways and Myanmar Airways.

Aircraft Fleet

SriLankan operates a fleet of 25 aircraft – including wide-bodied A330 aircraft, A321 aircraft and mid-range A320s.

  • Airbus A330-200 6 aircraft
  • Airbus A330-300 7 aircraft
  • Airbus A320neo 2 aircraft
  • Airbus A320-200 6 aircraft
  • Airbus A321-200 3 aircraft
  • Airbus A321neo 1 aircraft

In-flight Comforts

The SriLankan fleet contains luxurious seats that have ample pitch and width. Seating is in a two-class system of Business and Economy. Business classes on long haul aircraft are equipped with full flat-bed seats. The AVOD in-flight entertainment system has the latest Audio / Video On Demand function with games etc. Complementing this facility are the wide screens with superior high resolution picture quality for infinite viewing pleasure. Also available is the air-show with forward and downward cameras; and video games in most seats. The Airlines’ A330-300 fleet is equipped with the latest Thales Avant in-flight entertainment system, wifi connecitivty and live news updates.


SriLankan has consistently achieved very high marks for excellence, especially in polls of global travellers. Few latest awards include:

  • Golden City Gates Awards- Gold Star- 2017
  • Asia’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean- World Travel Awards 2017
  • Leading Cultural Airline in Asia – World Travel Awards 2017
  • Best Airline in South Asia- Top Travel Awards 2017
  • Best Full Service Airline-Asia Pacific region – Future Travel Awards 2016
  • World's Leading Airline Operating to the Indian Ocean Region in 2016 - 23rd annual World Travel Awards
  • Leading International Airline- Maldivian Travel awards 2016

‘FlySmiLes’ Frequent Flyer Programme

FlySmiLes, the frequent flyer programme of SriLankan Airlines, offers its members an extensive range of benefits, with the Airline’s induction to the oneworld airline alliance in May 2014. FlySmilLes is made up of five tiers; Platinum, Gold, Classic, Silver and blue. FlySmiLes Club, the top tier frequent flyer categories, comprised of Platinum, Classic and Gold, are matched with the corresponding oneworld top tiers. Together with oneworld, FlySmiLes members can now enjoy access to over 600 lounges in over 150 airports and connections to almost 1000 destinations across the globe on any oneworld member carrier while enjoying free tickets, upgrades, lounge access, additional luggage allowances, pre-assigned seating and priority confirmation when flying SriLankan. With its line-up of airline and non-airline associates ranging from hospitality, retail and transportation partners, FlySmiLes continues to reward its loyal customers with more opportunities to earn and redeem miles. For more information visit

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