To become a premium (GOLD) member for life and unlock this feature, all you have to do is buy any amount of tokens one time!Sri Lankan Airlines (marketed as Sri Lankan) is the flag carrier of Sri Lanka.It was launched in 1979 as Air Lanka, following the termination of operations of the original Sri Lankan flag carrier Air Ceylon.
After ending the Emirates partnership, it has continued using its re-branded name and logo.
Air Lanka's initial fleet consisted of two Boeing 707, leased from Singapore Airlines.
One Boeing 737 was leased from Maersk Air and maintained by Air Tara.
On 24 April 1980, the lease ended; Air Lanka received a replacement Boeing 737 leased from Royal Brunei.
On 1 November 1980, Air Lanka commenced wide-body operations with a leased Lockheed L1011-1 Tristar from Air Canada.