SriLankan Airlines, the flag carrier of the Indian Ocean island country of Sri Lanka, ordered 10 new wide-body Airbus aircraft including the upcoming A350-900s.
The airline has ordered six Airbus A330-300 and four A350-900 aircraft. The aircraft, which will be delivered over the next two years, will increase the airline’s passenger capacity by 10-12 percent.
The A350 is a direct competitor of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
SriLankan Airlines also expects to increase its flight frequency on routes linking Sri Lanka with Frankfurt, Paris and Rome to daily in the next 18 months, according to reports quoting the airline chairman.
SriLankan Airlines will join the oneworld airline alliance in March-April 2014.