SriLankan Airlines has taken delivery of its final A321neo on order on 28 July 2018. The airline had 2 A320neo and 4 A321neo on order.
The airline added seven brand new wide body A330-300 aircraft in 2016, and extended new services to 11 new destinations throughout the Indian Ocean and Middle East regions.
The Airline regained clearance for extended-range operations (ETOPS) from the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) for its five Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft on 11 May 2018, following an audit carried out.
The carrier had earlier lost the ETOPS certification after a maintenance lapse led to a single-engine emergency landing of an A321neo 4R-ANE (msn 7891) in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi on January 22, 2018. Reportedly, the technicians had released the unit prior to the flight despite having detected debris in the oil monitoring system of the CFM International LEAP-1A32 engine.
Welcome! Our latest addition to the Airbus A321 neo fleet. pic.twitter.com/Z3vncMityJ
— SriLankan Airlines (@flysrilankan) July 30, 2018