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Post by Rana on Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:17 pm

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June 06, 2016 (LBO) – Members of oneworld alliance Qatar Airways and SriLankan Airlines have strengthened their cooperation with a new bilateral codeshare relationship which will offer customers additional convenience and flexibility.

Qatar Airways said in a statement that both airlines will codeshare on each other’s operations between their hubs – Qatar Airways’ thrice daily Airbus A340-600 operations to Colombo and SriLankan Airlines’ daily Airbus A330-300 operations to Doha.

“The combination of four daily flights between Doha and Colombo will offer customers additional convenience and flexibility,” the statement said.

For the first time, passengers travelling to Colombo on Qatar Airways will be able to connect to the popular holiday hotspot Male, in the Maldives.

Beyond Doha, SriLankan Airlines passengers can transit through Doha’s Hamad International Airport and travel onwards to 20 leisure and business destinations subject to regulatory approvals.

The list includes Europe, USA, Middle East and Africa, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris, Copenhagen, Moscow, Rome, Frankfurt, Geneva, Manchester, Milan, Oslo, Sofia, Stockholm, Vienna, Zurich, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Bahrain and Cape Town.

“Qatar Airways is pleased to have reached a code-sharing agreement with an established oneworld carrier like SriLankan Airlines,” Qatar Airways, Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said.

“It will deepen commercial cooperation and jointly strengthen our competitive offering in the market.”

Qatar Airways said travellers will also benefit from accruing frequent flyer miles, together with other oneworld privileges.

http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/srilankan-airlines-enters-codeshare-deal-with-qatar-airways/

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ජාතික ගුවන් සේවය වන ශ්‍රීලංකන් ගුවන් සමාගම පැරීසිය සහ ෆ්රැන්ක්ෆර්ට් වෙත සිදුකළ ගුවන් ගමන් මෙහෙයුම් මෙම වසරේ සීත සෘතු සමයේ සිට අත්හිටුවීමට කටයුතු කර ඇත. ඒ අනුව ෆ්රැන්ක්ෆර්ට් සහ කොළඹ අතර අවසන් ගුවන් මෙහෙයුම (යූ.එල් 553/554) ඔක්තෝබර් 30 දා ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට නියමිත අතර නොවැම්බර් මස 6 වන දින (යූ.එල් 563/564) පැරිස් හා කොළඹ අතර ගුවන් මෙහෙයුම් කටයුතු අවසන් වනු ඇත.

දිගින් දිගටම සිදුවන මූල්‍ය අලාභය හේතුවෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය තවදුරටත් ගුවන් සේවාව වෙනුවෙන් මුදල් ලබාදීම අත්හිටුවීමට තීරණය කර තිබේ. ගුවන් සේවා මූලාශ්‍ර වලට අනුව ගුවන් ගමන් ජාලය නිරන්තරයෙන්ම ඇගයුමට ලක්කිරීම සහ එම වෙළඳපොළ වෙනස්වීම් නිරතුරුව අධ්‍යයනය කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුව වඩා ලාභ ඉපයිය හැකි ගමන් මාර්ග තොරාගැනීම සඳහා මෙම පියවර ගෙන තිබේ.

ඉන්ධන මිල පහත වැටීම ගුවන් සමාගමේ වර්ධිත කාර්ය සාධනය (improved performance) සඳහා ධනාත්මකව බලපෑ ඇති අතර ගුවන් සමාගමේ 2015/16 මූල්‍ය වසරේ ආදායම් පසුගිය වසර හා සැසඳීමේ දී පහත වැටීම නිසා මෙම ඉන්ධන මිල පහත වැටීමේ ප්‍රතිලාභය ගුවන් සමාගමට අහිමි වී ඇත. මේ සඳහා මැද පෙරදිග ගුවන් සේවා හි කොළඹ වෙත සිදුකරන ගුවන් ගමන් ධාරිතාව වැඩිකිරීම ද යුරෝපීය වෙළෙඳපොලේ ගුවන් ගමන් ගාස්තු අඩු වීම ද අනෙකුත් ගමන් මාර්ග හා සැසඳීමේ දී යුරෝපීය ගුවන් ගමන් ජාලය අලාභදායි වීමට බලපෑ ඇත. ඩොලරයට සාපේක්ෂව යූරෝ අවප්‍රමාණය වීම හේතුවෙන් මෙම ගැටළුව තවදුරටත් උග්‍ර වී ඇත. කෙටිකාලීන වශයෙන් ආදායම් නැවත උත්පාදනය කරවීමේ හැකියාවක් මෙම යුරෝපා ගුවන් ගමන් ජාලය තුළ නොමැති බව ගුවන් සේවා මූලාශ්‍ර වලින් පෙන්වා දේ.

ශ්‍රීලංකන් ගුවන් සමාගම දෝහා සහ අබුඩාබි වෙත දෛනික ගුවන් ගමන් සිදුකරන අතර එටිහාඩ් සහ කටාර් එයාර්වේස් සමග ශක්තිමත් සංකේත හුවමාරු ගුවන් ගමන් සබඳතා පවත්වයි. මෙමගින් යුරෝපීය ගමනාන්ත වෙත එනම් පැරිස් සහ ෆ්රැන්ක්ෆර්ට් වෙත වඩාත් පහසු ගුවන් ගමන් සබඳතා ලබාදීමට ගුවන් සමාගම කටයුතු කරනු ඇත.

මේ අනුව ලන්ඩන්, ශ්‍රීලංකන් යුරෝපා මෙහෙයුම් සඳහා පිවිසුම් ගමනාන්තයක් ලෙස ඉදිරිටයත් රැදී සිටිනු ඇත. ගුවන් සමාගමේ අති නවීන A330-300 ගුවන් යානා යොදාගනිමින් ලන්ඩන් වෙත නොනවත්වා දෛනික ගුවන් ගමන් සිදුකිරීමට ගුවන් සමාගම කටයුතු කර ඇත. මේ නවතම පුළුල් බඳ සහිත A330-300 ගුවන් යානා මගින් අභ්‍යන්තර පහසුකම් සහ සැප පහසුව ද ,උසස් තාක්ෂණික ලක්ෂණ ඇතුළත්ව ගුවන් මගීන්ට විශේෂිත වූ පියාසර අත්දැකීමක් ලබාදෙනු ඇත.

ඉන්දීය උප මහාද්වීපයේ ද, මැද පෙරදිග හා ඈත පෙරදිග ගුවන් මෙහෙයුම් තවදුරටත් පුළුල් කිරීම සඳහා එහි ශක්‍යතාවය ගවේෂණය කිරීමටද කටයුතු කර තිබේ.

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A Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight to Milan caught fire early Monday morning (Jun 27) while making an emergency landing in Singapore, but all passengers on board escaped unharmed.

Flight SQ368 departed Changi Airport for Milan at 2.05am on Monday. The flight was forced to turn back to Singapore after an engine oil warning message, SIA said in a statement.

The plane's right engine caught fire after the aircraft, a Boeing 777-300ER, touched down at the airport at around 6.50am, SIA said. Firefighters put out the fire and there were no injuries to the 222 passengers and 19 crew on board.


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Post by Rana on Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:25 am

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Have you actually ever noticed, when you’re sitting at the window seat of a plane, that there’s a little hole at the bottom of the window? You may or may not have ever wondered why, but the answer is equally fascinating. It turns out that the little hole in the bottom of your airplane window is actually a very important safety feature.

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IT’S A BREATHER HOLE!

Plane windows have three different tiers: outer, middle and inner panes, all of which are made of a superstrong synthetic resin. The inner layer is the ‘scratch cover’, which stops people from being able to poke the real window. It’s the middle pane that has the mysterious little hole. It’s called a breather hole and it’s used to regulate the amount of pressure that passes between the window’s inner and outer panes.

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Cruising at 10,600 meters (35,000 feet), the pressure is around 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds) per square inch. This is too low for the human body to stay conscious, so the pressure is artificially maintained at around 3.5 kilograms (8 pounds) per square inch. But of course, if you increase pressure inside, the structure has to be strong to hold the difference between the external pressure and internal pressure. The little hole allows pressure between the air in the passenger cabin and the air between the outer and middle panes to equilibrate. If the hole weren’t there, the windows would either ‘implode or explode’.

In short, the system ensures that the outer pane bears the most pressure so that if there were a situation that caused added strain on the window, it’s the outside panel that gives out. The breather hole also allows circulation between the window panes. It let’s warm air in between the two panes keeping the outer window from getting fogged up from the really cool air outside.

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Since its commercial introduction in 2007, the Airbus A380 has brought a long-lost sense of glamour back to travel. Its first-class cabins feature private showers and buttery leather armchairs. It sports in-flight lounges where bartenders mix bespoke cocktails. A broad staircase reminiscent of a 1920s ocean liner links the two decks. Financially speaking, it’s a disaster of similarly grand proportions.

An initial flood of interest from airlines has turned into a slow drip, and Airbus is leaning heavily on one customer, Emirates, for sales. Not a single U.S. carrier has bought one, and Japanese airlines, among the biggest cheerleaders for huge planes, have taken just a handful. Airbus has delivered 193 A380s—early on it predicted airlines would buy 1,200 supersize planes over two decades—and has only 126 in its order book, to be built over the next five years or so. Worse, many orders appear squishy, because airlines are shifting away from superjumbos. As the aviation world starts gathering on July 11 for the Farnborough International Airshow in England, where carriers often announce big orders, there’s little indication any A380 contract will be unveiled.


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The World’s Top 10 Airlines of 2016

Emirates
Qatar Airways
Singapore Airlines
Cathay Pacific
ANA All Nippon Airways
Etihad Airways
Turkish Airlines
EVA Air
Qantas Airways
Lufthansa

This is the fourth time Emirates has won this top prize in the awards history. The airline also retained its stranglehold on the World’s Best Inflight Entertainment category with another strong performance. In addition to these top awards, Emirates improved its position across a range of awards categories performing well in First, Business and Economy Class survey sections and achieving a top-10 finish (10) in the World’s Best Cabin Staff category.

Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline said: “We are honoured to be recognised by the prestigious Skytrax awards. Emirates has always put our customers at the heart of what we do, and we work hard to deliver the very best experience possible to our customers at every touchpoint, every day, all around the world. We constantly invest in our product and services, both on the ground and in the air. We listen carefully our customers, and then relentlessly challenge ourselves to deliver and exceed expectations. The fact that these awards are based on the direct feedback from passengers is gratifying and wonderful recognition for all of the hard work that’s gone into creating the Emirates experience.”

Qatar Airways was ranked No 2 in the world, and won other top awards being named the World’s Best Business Class, the World’s Best Business Class lounge and Best Airline Staff in the Middle East. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr Akbar Al Baker, said: “It is a very proud moment for Qatar Airways to be named World’s Best Business Class, Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best in the Middle East by the prestigious Skytrax Airline Awards, not only for myself, but for every individual at Qatar Airways who creates the passengers’ experience – from our on-board Cabin Crew to the chefs overseeing our catering, to the technicians who ensure the cabin is in perfect working order. Our commitment to continued success is unwavering and a testament to the dedication of our global teams. The airline’s renowned service, modern aircraft and luxurious cabins, combined with an expanding global network, continue to set Qatar Airways apart from the competition.”

Third placed Singapore Airlines achieved top success winning the award for Best Airline in Asia, as well as the title for the Best Business Class Airline Seat. Commenting on the awards. Singapore Airlines said: “We are honoured to receive these prestigious awards, which are a validation of the hard work and dedication of our staff around the world who ensure that Singapore Airlines remains competitive on a global level.”

ANA All Nippon Airways achieved repeat success, ranked No 5 in the world in the global results and securing the awards for the World’s Best Airport Services and Best Airline Staff in Asia for the second successive year. Mr. Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO of ANA, commented on the awards: “ANA is committed to becoming the world’s leading airline and providing all passengers with a superior air travel experience. We are focused on providing a personalized, high-quality service which ensures the comfort and safety of all our customers.”

Norwegian was voted the Best Low Cost Airline in Europe for the fourth successive year, in addition to collecting the award for Best Long Haul Low Cost Airline – for their expanding long haul operation. Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos said: “I am honoured to accept these awards but this recognition belongs most of all to Norwegian’s hard-working staff and our loyal passengers. We believe that not only should air travel be affordable to all, but also that low-cost can still mean high-quality. It is truly rewarding to see that our brand new planes, expansive route network, low fares and the great service offered by our crew have been appreciated by passengers. These awards give us huge momentum as we continue our ambitious expansion plans in Europe, the US and beyond.”

Award-winning airlines at the 2016 World Airline Awards include Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air France, Air New Zealand, AirAsia, AirAsia X, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Azul – Brazilian Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, Copa Airlines, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, IndiGo, Jetstar Airways, LAN Airlines, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Plaza Premium Group, Porter Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Singapore Airlines, Sky Airline, South African Airways, Spring Airlines, Star Alliance, Thai Airways, Thomson Airways, Turkish Airlines and Virgin America.

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Thanks Rana.
Emirates & Qatar dazzle people with Gizmos but Singapore Airline is unmatchable. Very Happy

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Post by Rana on Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:30 pm

රටක් හැටියට අපේ රට ලබාගත් මෙම ජයග්‍රහණය අපි ඉතා ඉහලින් සැමරිය යුතුය Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා wrote:We Made It to the List Finally ! Shocked

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Post by CK on Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:59 am

kith, have you seen the film 'flight (2012)'. Super film and flawless acting by Denzel Washington. You should have watched it. Very Happy
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No.
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CK wrote:kith, have you seen the film 'flight (2012)'. Super film and flawless acting by Denzel Washington. You should have watched it. Very Happy

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කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා wrote:No.
Was he drunk then ? Very Happy
CK wrote:kith, have you seen the film 'flight (2012)'. Super film and flawless acting by Denzel Washington. You should have watched it. Very Happy
yep. that's the story. must watch film.
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Post by Rana on Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:54 pm

http://www.srilankamirror.com/news/item/11668-srilankan-flight-goes-blanket-less
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The 300-seater SriLankan flight from Doha to Katunayake has been provided with only five blankets, according to reports reaching Sri Lanka Mirror.

As a result, passengers of one flight faced severe inconvenience as there were many small children among them.

When inquired, the officials have said the blankets provided have been reduced as a cost cutting measure.

Not even the cockpit has been provided with a blanket.

Meanwhile, business class passengers of SriLankan flights are offered a plate of only 10 cashews each with the customary alcoholic drink provided to them.

This is said to be yet another cost cutting measure.

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Looks more like some saboteurs at work successfully than real cost cutting effort to me.   Shocked
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The 300-seater SriLankan flight from Doha to Katunayake has been provided with only five blankets, according to reports reaching Sri Lanka Mirror.

As a result, passengers of one flight faced severe inconvenience as there were many small children among them.

When inquired, the officials have said the blankets provided have been reduced as a cost cutting measure.

Not even the cockpit has been provided with a blanket.

Meanwhile, business class passengers of SriLankan flights are offered a plate of only 10 cashews each with the customary alcoholic drink provided to them.

This is said to be yet another cost cutting measure.

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Post by CK on Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:50 am

කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා wrote:
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Thanks kith. It's a massive jump in technology. Do we have solar power cars? (I mean commercially mass productions like electric car Tesla?)
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Car are not yet but soon we have to get there before it is too late.
(Some cars have Gizmos powered by Solar). Very Happy
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Post by Rana on Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:39 pm

one of safest airline.
කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා wrote:Emirates plane crash-lands at Dubai airport, all passengers evacuated.

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Yes, their initial and recurrent training for both ground and flying crews are far superior than most in the region.  Very Happy
(Getting almost 300 Malabaris out of the aircraft in 90 seconds is not a joke).  Very Happy
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කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා wrote:Emirates plane crash-lands at Dubai airport, all passengers evacuated.

Video of the evacuation

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Post by Rana on Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:10 pm

I have a serious question as a passenger. if pilot decide an emergency evacuation what will happen to our hand baggage and checked baggage?? scratch scratch scratch
කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා wrote:Yes, their initial and recurrent training for both ground and flying crews are far superior than most in the region.  Very Happy
(Getting almost 300 Malabaris out of the aircraft in 90 seconds is not a joke).  Very Happy
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