SriLankan expands fleet, appoints new CEO

May 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s national carrier SriLankan Airlines has acquired another Airbus A320 aircraft recently in a move to expand its fleet services.

The national career also appointed Kapila Chandrasena as the airline’s new Chief Executive Officer. His appointment is effective from 01 August 2011. Chandrasena is the current CEO of the budget airline Mihin Lanka.

The term of the present CEO of SriLankan, Manoj Gunawardena is to end on 31 July 2011.

The airline now has a fleet of 17 aircraft, the largest fleet in its history. It includes five A320s, five A330s, five A340s, and two De Havilland Twin Otters.

SriLankan last month announced that it would acquire seven new aircraft within this year. It also recruited 11 new pilots following a training program conducted by the airline.

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