SriLankan Airlines proves the presence at World Travel Awards Grand Final

The World Travel Award bagged by SriLankan Airlines is a proof of its presence in the South Asian region, strongly supported by its connectivity of 133 flights a week to 14 Indian cities. The Airline also operates to other popular cities such as Dhaka, Karachi and Lahore.

As a member of the one world alliance, proving its consolidated presence in the Indian Sub-Continent yet again, was awarded the “World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean” title at the World Travel Awards World Ceremony, in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.

The Award proves The Maldives has been Sri Lanka’s extended home market with its connectivity to Male of 27 flights a week, facilitating leisure-seekers from its extensive network of Middle East, the Europe, the Far East and Australia. SriLankan also became the first Airline to connect Gan Island of South Maldives with the world, thus becoming the only airline that operates out of two points in the Maldives.

SriLankan Airlines, Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Siva Ramachandran said, “We are pleased to have received this prestigious award at the WTA World Ceremony. This is a true testimony of our efforts to establish a strong presence in South Asia and the Indian Ocean markets. Whist introducing new destinations, we have also increased frequencies to popular destinations based on the passenger demand. We will continue to explore opportunities to expand our reach in the region and endeavor to offer our passengers enhanced connectivity and a wider choice when travelling with us.”

The other contenders to the title were Air Austral, Air France, Air India, Air Seychelles, AirAsia, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Kenya Airways, KLM – Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines.

This year, SriLankan also won “Asia’s Leading Cultural Airline” at WTA Asia Ceremony and “Asia’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean” at the WTA Indian Ocean Ceremony.

Some of the other winners of the world awards were, Singapore Airlines, Oman Air, Emirates, Vietnam Airlines, Emirates-Skywards, oneworld alliance, Changi Airport, Singapore, American Express, Hertz, DUKES London, England, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Armani Hotel Dubai, UAE, Annandale, New Zealand and The Peninsula Paris, France.

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