SriLankan Airlines to add two dedicated freighters
With cargo demand at an all time high, SriLankan Airlines wants to add two dedicated freighters to its fleet. The airline's CEO has said that the COVID-pandemic showed that being solely dependent on passenger aircraft flying cargo is not sustainable.
It's currently unknown which type of cargo planes they're looking for, but at this moment their fleet consists of 25 Airbuses; five A320s, two A320neos, one A321-200, four A321-200Ns, six A330-200s and seven A330-300s. Looking at an easy integration into the fleet, staying with Airbus would make sense for Sri Lankan Airlines.
At this moment the airline isn't operating any international passenger flights. However, one A321neo, four A330-300s and six A330-300s are currently being used as makeshift cargo carrying aircraft.
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