SriLankan Airlines crowned World’s Leading Airline in the Indian Ocean

Sri Lankan Airlines to reopen direct flights to Maldives | Photo: EconomyNext

Colombo, Sri Lanka – SriLankan Airlines has been crowned as the World’s Leading Airline in the Indian Ocean at the prestigious 27th World Travel Awards.

SriLankan won the category of “World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean 2020” for the 5th consecutive year having have competed with other big airline names, including British Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways among many others.

The Airline also secured a win as “Asia’s Leading Airline in the Indian Ocean 2020”. Like the previous category, SriLankan has managed to win in this category back to back for years.

At the 27th World Travel Awards, Sri Lankan was also nominated for 12 other categories. The world’s leading airline for 2020 was selected as Etihad Airways, who won a total of 11 categories at the Awards.

SriLankan Airlines will be operating direct London-Maldives flights starting from December. While the airline is scheduled to begin their operations on December 12, they will be operating twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The only scheduled international flights to the Gan International Airport by Sri Lankan Airlines was cancelled without a resumption date due to COVID-19. MP of Feydhoo constituency, Mohamed Nihad has said that he is working closely with the Airline and the government, to resume these flights.

The biggest challenge highlighted by Sri Lankan, in operating flights to Addu was the lack of passengers available from the sector, something which they say would be resolved with domestic flights between Addu and Huvadhoo atoll.