SriLankan to partner EDEX Expo as ‘Official Carrier’ up to 2015
SriLankan Airlines and EDEX signed a memorandum of understanding to
serve as the ‘Official Carrier’ for 3 years. This is the second time in
succession Sri Lankan Airlines will promote the airline at EDEX Expo.
Jayantha Abeysinghe, Manager Sales (Agency/Passenger)
SriLankan Airlines, Saminda Perera, Regional Manager Sri
Lanka and Maldives, SriLankan Airlines and Kamal Abeysinghe,
Chairman, EDEX at the event.
Regional Manager Sri Lanka and Maldives, Sri Lankan Airlines Saminda
Perera said “As the national carrier, SriLankan Airlines is pleased to
partner with EDEX in supporting its initiative to empower Sri Lankan
youth to be globally competitive. We are happy to provide students
connectivity to global education hubs as they seek to further their
“Students make up a key segment in the foreign travel market and
SriLankan Airlines is well poised to offer the best service with its
direct flights as well as wide network of destinations” added Jayantha
Abeysinghe, Manager Sales (Agency/Passenger).
Overseas participants of the EDEX Expo will enjoy a special discount
of 15% for inbound travel from destinations served by SriLankan
The Airline will offer students and their families, as well as
visitors to the exhibition a fantastic discount of 30% on air tickets.
In addition students will benefit greatly from the added baggage
allowance allowing them to carry up to 40kgs when they travel overseas
for studies. This would be especially useful, for students who remain
overseas for extended periods of time, enabling them to carry not just
their necessities and favourite items along as well.
The large number of students pursuing higher studies in countries
such as the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore, China, India and Russia
stand to directly benefit from this offer.
The award winning national carrier operates a fleet of 22 modern
Airbus aircraft fitted with luxurious flatbed seats in Business Class
and the latest inflight entertainment systems. On average, it carries
3.5 million passengers a year between its Colombo hub and 63
destinations in 34 countries across Asia, Europe, North America,
Australia and the Middle East.
Those who wish to make use of these benefits are first required to
register at the EDEX Expo to be held from January 18 to 20 , 2013 at the