Ashoka Pathirage, chairman of SriLankan Airlines, said the initial lease of 21 new aircraft was part of their business plan for 2022 to 2025, replacing the aircraft in the fleet that would gradually become unusable.
The lease will be paid by SriLankan Airlines.
We will not rely on government funds.
Airlines are making a profit.
We have debts, we have to earn income to repay them. The island nation’s social media has been the target of ridicule and criticism over the debt-ridden island nation.
Twitter user Shiva Thiagamurthy says, ‘What will happen with the new aircraft when you don’t have the fuel to fly it?