SriLankan Airlines has transformed its plush ‘Serendib’ Business Class Lounge at Colombo ’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) into one of the most technologically advanced airport lounges by investing in state of the art systems in entertainment, business and information.
The enhancement of the Serendib Lounge’s facilities is one of the many steps by the National Carrier in support of the country’s aviation and tourism industries. BIA is already reputed as the finest airport in South Asia , is currently undergoing yet another phase of expansion to add even more facilities apart from its modern aero bridges, new arrivals and departures terminals, new pier, elegant airport hotel, and well-stocked duty free centre.
SriLankan last year won two Platinum Awards from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the air travel industry’s global governing body, for its use of sophisticated technology to advance its business and passenger convenience. They included one for its operations at BIA where it is the sole ground handler for all airlines; and another for being one of the first airlines in the world to introduce a major innovation to tickets – the 2D Bar Coded Boarding Passes Programme.
SriLankan was also recently honoured by Microsoft Sri Lanka as an ‘Early Implementer of Technology’; and won a Merit Award at the National Best Quality Software Awards 2010 (NBQSA), which recognises innovations in Information Technology.
Among the exciting new additions are two giant television screens – 55-inch LED backlit screens, connected to the sophisticated Blue Ray Home Theatre System and there’s a well-stocked Movie Library to choose your favourite blockbusters from Hollywood and Bollywood.
Kids, and the young at heart, will also love the Microsoft X-Box Gaming Console which is the last word in gaming entertainment.