The airline now has a fleet of 17 aircraft. It includes five A320s, five A330s, five A340s, and two De Havilland Twin Otters. This exceeds the 16 aircraft that the airline possessed between 2005 and 2007. With plans to acquire four or perhaps even five more aircraft by the end of 2011, Sri Lankan Airlines is likely to end the year with a fleet of at least 19 aircraft. This will include three A320s, which would be the first brand new aircraft to be acquired by Sri Lankan in 11 years. The first of these A320s is scheduled to arrive later this month.
The latest acquisition is the second aircraft this year, with a De Havilland Twin Otter having arrived a week previously. Another A330 or A340 may be obtained at the end of the year, while two of the airline’s older A320s are to be returned by mid-year.