SriLankan Airlines to introduce ayurvedic therapists on-board
For the first time in the global aviation history, SriLankan Airlines
will introduce Ayurvedic therapists on airline flights.
SriLankan Airlines Chairman Nishantha Wickramasinghe said that they
have already entered into a contract with Siddhalepa Spa which already
has a centre at the Colombo Airport. He said that this service would be
made available for long haul destinations and would be offered to
Business Class.What we are planning is to have a therapist in flights
to perform foot massage on air, he said.
The Chairman said that airlines need to innovate and introduce luxury
travel to meet modern day demands and also as a marketing tool to boost
the airline. He said that this service is expected to commence from the
end of the year in all European and London bound flights.He said that
Germany is a key market to them and they have been increasing the
frequency of flights We have increased the frequency from three times a
week to four and by the end of the year we are contemplating a daily run
, he said .
Commenting on the developments at Mattala the Chairman said that they
will construct a modern kitchen since they would be in charge of
catering. He also hinted of a Mattala Frankfurt flight in the future so
that tourists could enjoy wildlife in Yala and Eastern beaches before
flying out to Colombo. He also said that they would move part of the
Engineering division to Mattala and also get involved in ground handling
operations. we have big plans for Mattala, he said.
Commenting on Mihin Air he said it was created to provide economy
fares to less privileged traveller and their ultimate aim is to fly
Mihin to destinations that are not being serviced by SriLankan.
Hettigoda Industries Director Asoka Hettigoda said that foot massage
would bring tremendous comfort to guests and they are hoping to use
special therapy on board. Meanwhile the TIB would conclude on March11
with the last two days open to public.