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Sri Lanka's flag carrier airline named "Best Airline in South Asia'

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  1. Gibbs

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    Sri Lanka's flag carrier airline named "Best Airline in South Asia'

    COLOMBO, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's flag carrier airline SriLankan Airlines was named "the Best Airline in South Asia" by China's Top Travel magazine at the 10th Annual Top Travel Awards, the airline said on Friday.

    SriLankan Airlines was recently crowned the World's Leading Airline Operating to the Indian Ocean Region at the prestigious World Travel Awards and Best Full Service Airline in Central and South Asia for the second consecutive year at the Future Travel Experience Asia Awards.

    The airline was also last year named the Most Innovative Marketing Airline in China by Life Weekly magazine.

    Top Travel Chief Editor Wang Jianmei said, "The Award of Best Airline in South Asia that Top Travel bestowed upon SriLankan Airlines is well earned. We are pleased to see that more and more Chinese tourists choose SriLankan Airlines to travel to Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Seychelles and many more destinations in the world."

    SriLankan Airlines Country Manager in China Ravindran Veeraperumal said, "This is a great acknowledgement and encouragement for our efforts to promote travel on SriLankan. We strive to maintain our highest standard and delight our customers."

    SriLankan Airlines now serves five cities in China - Shanghai, Beijing, Kunming, Guangzhou and Hong Kong - operated on state-of-the-art Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft.

    China is now Sri Lanka's second largest tourism market behind India.

    A total of 271,577 Chinese tourists visited Sri Lanka in 2016, up 26 percent year-on-year, according to the statistics of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-02/17/c_136064787.htm

    @Shotgunner51 .. SL is merely scratching the surface of the Chinese tourist market, There is so much more scope

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  2. Hassan Guy

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    In fairness, there isn't much competition here in south asia for "best airline"
     
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  3. Gibbs

    Gibbs SENIOR MEMBER

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    Hmmm.. Yes but to their credit they have won other accolades beyond the South Asian region as well

    "SriLankan Airlines was recently crowned the World's Leading Airline Operating to the Indian Ocean Region at the prestigious World Travel Awards and Best Full Service Airline in Central and South Asia for the second consecutive year at the Future Travel Experience Asia Awards."



     
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    Not really an achievement when your competitors are Air India and PIA.
     
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    The SriLankan Airline is deep in debt and is making heavy losses and it was really bad but of course not as bad as other regional airlines. Recent reforms are improving it alot and its among the most punctual airlines in the world now
    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2017/01/29/srilankan-airlines-most-punctual/
    http://www.news.lk/news/world/item/15667-srilankan-airlines-crowned-for-its-punctuality
     
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    Congrats!
    You have just touched a tiny tip of China's huge outbound tourist market.
    Do you know my city alone (deep in the interior of China) has 100+ flights per week to Thailand and we have direct flight to Gold Coast and Sydney?
    It is not how many we can offer, but how many you can handle and how big your airport is!
    Just build high-quality resorts and hotels, they will come...
    Remember the Chinese saying: build it, people will come....
     
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    Sri Lankan airlines is actually quite good and not just comparatively. My best friend is Sri Lankan and he quite likes it and no he is not a crazy nationalist who thinks even a cowpat from their country is magical. The Sri Lankans probably have better social indicators than the rest of South Asia as well. They are generally doing better than the rest of us in many many ways.
     
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    LOL. So true. The Sri Lankan regime is boasting like there is no tomorrow. It's like a competition between beggars.
     
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    LOL true..:lol:
     
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    The OP is a boot licker of the current Sri Lankan regime, so if there is ANY 'positive' news he salivates and posts it hoping that it will salvage his government's piss poor rule.
     
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