Fresh leather seats, extra space & better privacy will soon be available for affluent travellers flying between Sri Lanka and Melbourne with Sri Lankan Airlines.

From October, Sri Lanka’s flag carrier will swap out the Airbus A330-200s on its daily Melbourne-Colombo route to the A330-300 featuring newer Business Class seats.

In fact, the seats are so new, they’re the newest in the airline’s fleet, Australian Business Traveller reported.


Oh la la indeed, because the 2-2-2 layout will be replaced by the 1-2-1 configuration, giving Business Class flyers increased privacy and direct aisle access.

In addition to fresh leather dressing, seats can lay flat 180-degrees flat AND they come with their own storage spaces, lighting, upgraded entertainment facilities and more.


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Outside of Business Class, the A330-300 has inflight Wi-Fi for all guests to access from US$25, AND flip-up footrests in Economy Class.

Click here for more information on the upgraded aircraft.



Sri Lankan Airlines began flying to Melbourne in October 2017 to meet growing demand for travel between Australia and Sri Lanka, particularly from students, expats and the Sri Lankan community living in Australia.

The carrier’s Chairman, Ajith Dias, said during the launch that the service would no doubt deliver “great convenience to all segments of travellers”.


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