Sri Lankan airlines celebrates 11 year in Chinese market

Published on : Saturday, June 18, 2016

SriLankan AirlinesCelebrating its 11th year in the Chinese market on June 15, Sri Lankan Airlines announced offer of preferential ticketing for Chinese customers, chinadaily.com reported.

 
The Airlines offered a discount of 31 percent on the ticket prices for bookings made on June 15. The booking is for the period June 16 and Dec 31, linking Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Kunming to other overseas destinations along the air routes that the company operates. Exceptions are on a few dates including the National Day holiday.

 
Xinhua News Agency recently reported that Sri Lanka attracted about 200,000 Chinese tourists in 2015. More than 16,000 Chinese traveled to Sri Lanka in May, an increase of 31.5 percent over last May.

 
There is always a crew on board from China that can communicate in Chinese to offer better service. Chinese passengers can also watch the latest Chinese movies during their flights, V. Ravindran, the airlines’ country manager of China said as reported by chinadaily.com

 
He said the peak season for the airlines in the Chinese market are Spring Festival holiday, summer vacations and National Day holiday. During short holidays such as the three-day Dragon Boat Festival, there is a slight increase because Chinese can ask for extra days of leave to extend their vocations.

 
China remains the country’s second-biggest outbound travelers source market, after India.

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