SriLankan Air takes delivery of A330-300

The national carrier of Sri Lanka has taken delivery of its first of six A330-300 on order.


A300 A330 Airbus John Leahy Kapila Chandrasena SriLankan Airlines


SriLankan Airlines has taken delivery of its first A330-300. The aircraft arrived at Colombo International Airport, having flown from Toulouse, France, and joins the airlines’ existing fleet of A320, A321, A330-200 and A340-300 aircraft. SriLankan will take delivery of a further five A330-300s.

“The addition of the A330-300 to our family will enable us to drive our offering to new heights,” said Kapila Chandrasena, CEO of SriLankan Airlines.

SriLankan Airlines and Airbus embarked upon a long-term, strategic partnership in 1993 when the airline began operating the A320 and A340. It has since grown to be an all Airbus operator.

“We are very proud of our two decades of partnership with SriLankan Airlines and that they have built their success on our aircraft,” said John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer customers.