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Ceylon Airlines upgrades its aircraft fleet
The SriLankan Airlines, the Sri Lankan Airlines Group' domestic operator, has said there will be a US$500 million US$ capital expenditure to modernise the company as part of a global aircraft refurbishment program. Replacing the older widebody aircraft with the more fuel-efficient Airbus aircraft, each with 269 Economy Class and 28 Business Class passengers, the renovation scheme will provide the basis for the development of a new Airbus aircraft family.
With Airbus Industries, the carrier has reached a final acceptance contract for six A330-300s and four A350-900s between 2014 and 2021. According to the company, its new aircraft will be fitted with the latest on-board technologies to offer customers the highest levels of passenger convenience and pleasure.
This includes the launch of a " Link-to-Sri -Lankan " service, which will provide WIFI and GSM connections to all new A330-300 aircraft entering the airline's family. It is an important part of the airlines' five-year airline strategy to replace older aircraft with a new, more effective one.
As a result of the renewed aircraft SriLankan Airlines will be able to offer its clients an improved level of services and boost Sri Lankan tourist traffic. SriLankan Airlines' current on-board aircraft maintenance packages will also be superseded by state-of-the-art Thales Avant digital displays available in both economy- and Businessclass.
Every aircraft cab has been decorated with a theme that reflects the Sri Lankan cultural and diverse landscape, and the company says its staterooms are the quieter in this aircraft class, with calming lights to match dining and relaxing time. It follows on from the message at the beginning of the year that the company had become the first company in the sub-continent of India to join one of the major airlines' airlines by joining onlineorld, an association of the world's major airlines.