SriLankan Airlines celebrates 12 years of operations to China
August 2017


Wang Bin, Beijing Morning Post; Zhou Yuan, 163.com; Hebe Li, UL; V Ravindran, SriLankan Airlines Country Manager, China; Shen Qin, SriLankan Airlines, Beijing Sales Manager; Li Jia Xin, UL; Jiang Yongtao, National Geographic Traveller; Huang Ruiyan, Deepworld and Tong Yu, Bazaar Men at the 12-year commemorative event

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier and a member of the oneworld alliance, celebrated 12 years of air services to China. The Airline's Beijing office held an event to commemorate the occasion. The event was graced by representatives of many mainstream media institutions in China.

The Airline operated its first flight to Beijing in June 2005, and has not looked back since then. Currently, the Airline operates a total of 18 flights a week out of four destinations, which includes four flights a week from Beijing, daily flights from Canton, three weekly flights from Kunming and four weekly flights out of Shanghai. The Airline further operates five non-stop flights a week out of Hong Kong.

In the past, SriLankan Airlines also operated scheduled charters between Chengdu and Chonqing, facilitating the travellers who are eager to explore the ecological as well as cultural beauty of Sri Lanka.

In a move to meet the increasing demand for air travel between China and Sri Lanka, the Airline has steadily been increasing its presence in China, whereby facilitating more travellers, both business and leisure, and those seeking onward connections out of the Colombo. The Airline has been in the forefront of offering seamless connectivity to many sought after destinations such as Malé, Gan Island of the Maldives and Seychelles.