SriLankan Airlines Winter 2010/11 Operation Changes: Update 1

SriLankan Airlines as per 23SEP10 GDS timetable display has adjusted its initial plans for 2010/11 Winter operation, which sees major changes to the Middle East market in terms of operational routes, mainly in effect from Feb 2011.

There are a number of frequency increases to India and Asia as well. Flights to London Heathrow (from Colombo) once again sees seasonal increases.

Note following info are subject to change as the airline is still adjusting planned operation, where some flights are only available to book in full-fare Business/Economy Class, or certain flights on selected days being Zero’d out (not available for booking):

Middle East
Colombo – Bahrain New weekly A320 round-trip terminator service, increasing to 2 from 01FEB11
UL215 CMB1720 – 1945BAH 320 5
UL216 BAH2045 – 0505+1CMB 320 5

Day 2 service from 01FEB11

Colombo – Bahrain – Doha – Colombo Airbus A330-200 replace A340-300. Eff 01FEB11, service reduce from 2 to 1 weekly
UL201 CMB1625 – 1845BAH1945 – 2040DOH2150 – 0510+1CMB 332 12

Day 1 with A340-300 in November 2010
Day 2 service effective till 31JAN11

Colombo – Dammam eff 13DEC10 Overall service reduce from 5 to 4 weekly
Colombo – Dammam – Kuwait – Colombo till 12DEC10 Day 7 service operates with A330-200
Colombo – Doha New round-trip Terminator service eff 01FEB11, operating 5 weekly (increase from current 4)
UL217 CMB1915 – 2140DOH 332 12
UL217 CMB1915 – 2140DOH 343 45
UL217 CMB1915 – 2140DOH 320 7

UL218 DOH2240 – 0540+1CMB 332 2
UL218 DOH2240 – 0540+1CMB 343 45
UL218 DOH2240 – 0540+1CMB 320 7

Colombo – Doha – Muscat – Colombo Triangle service operates until 31JAN11.
UL209 CMB1650 – 1920DOH2030 – 2250MCT2359 – 0540+1CMB 343 4
UL209 CMB1650 – 1920DOH2030 – 2250MCT2359 – 0540+1CMB 332 7

Colombo – Dubai till 12DEC10 Day 7 service round-trip A320 terminator service as UL225/226
Colombo – Dubai – Kuwait eff 13DEC10 Increase from 6 weekly to Daily, new Frequency on Sunday

Colombo – Muscat NEW 2 weekly round-trip terminator service eff 01FEB11, operating 2 weekly (frequency unchanged)
UL205 CMB1900 – 2145MCT 320 47
UL206 MCT2330 – 0515+1CMB 320 47

India/Maldives
Colombo – Bangalore Service operates 5 weekly in November. Increase from 5 weekly to Daily eff 01DEC10 (previous post was 6 weekly)
UL1171 CMB0145 – 0310BLR 320 4 -30NOV10
UL171 CMB0745 – 0910BLR 320 12
UL171 CMB1550 – 1715BLR 320 3 01DEC10-
UL171 CMB1840 – 2005BLR 320 x123

UL1172 BLR0400 – 0530CMB 320 4 -30NOV10
UL172 BLR1000 – 1125CMB 320 12
UL172 BLR1805 – 1930CMB 320 3 01DEC10-
UL172 BLR2055 – 2220CMB 320 x123

UL171/172 Day 57 eff 03DEC10

Colombo – Chennai 15th weekly service added eff 03DEC10
UL127 CMB1250 – 1410MAA 320 5
UL128 MAA1510 – 1620CMB 320 5

Service currently being adjusted, only full-fare Business/Economy available at time this post goes to press

Colombo – Male Frequency increase from 21 to 32-34 weekly in December 2010 and January 2011. Schedule and frequencies effective 01FEB11 is still being adjusted, which some flights are currently showing all classes Zero’d out

UL105 CMB0100 – 0200MLE 320 D
UL101 CMB0720 – 0820MLE 320 D
UL509 CMB1135 – 1235MLE 343 147
UL507 CMB1140 – 1235MLE 343 2
UL103 CMB1830 – 1925MLE 320 23
UL103 CMB1830 – 1925MLE 343 457
UL109 CMB2030 – 2125MLE 320 3
UL109 CMB2030 – 2125MLE 332 6
UL107 CMB2335 – 0030+1MLE 320 D

UL108 MLE0130 – 0325CMB 320 D
UL106 MLE0300 – 0500CMB 320 D
UL102 MLE0920 – 1120CMB 320 D
UL502 MLE1335 – 1535CMB 343 7
UL510 MLE1335 – 1535CMB 343 125
UL104 MLE2025 – 2220CMB 320 23
UL104 MLE2025 – 2220CMB 343 457
UL461 MLE2100 – 2300CMB 343 1
UL461 MLE2100 – 2300CMB 332 4
UL110 MLE2225 – 0020+1CMB 320 3
UL110 MLE2225 – 0020+1CMB 332 6

UL101/102 Increase from 5 to Daily
UL105/106 Increase from 4 to Daily; Day 2 service replaced by Day 3
UL107/108 Increase from 3 to Daily
UL109/110 New 2 weekly flights

Colombo – Mumbai increase from 7 to 10 weekly eff 01DEC10
UL141 CMB0001 – 0220BOM 320 D
UL145 CMB1600 – 1820BOM 320 146

UL142 BOM0320 – 0540CMB 320 D
UL146 BOM1910 – 2140CMB 320 146

UL145/146 currently available for reservation in Full-fare Business and Economy Class only

East Asia
Colombo – Kuala Lumpur – Singapore – Colombo Day 136 A330-200 replace A340-300
Colombo – Singapore – Kuala Lumpur – Colombo* eff 06DEC10 Increase from 3 to 4 weekly, new frequency departs on Day 1 from Colombo
332 Day 15 343 Day 24 (SIN/KUL departs following day)

*Day 1 departure currently being adjusted, as of the post goes to press, only full-fare Business/Economy fares available

Europe
Colombo – London Heathrow Seasonal Service Increase from 9 to 13 weekly eff 15DEC10, this includes 4 weekly via Male (Frequency via Male unchanged)