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Sri Lankan Airlines To Lease 40+ Airplanes

Sri Lankan Airlines has issued a Request for Proposals for the dry lease of up to 42 jet airplanes.

The RFP is split into four separate calls, of which two concern current-generation Airbus narrow and widebody aircraft, and the other two new-generation regional and long-haul aircraft.


Sri Lankan Airlines is seeking 11 current generation narrowbody jets that can be either A320-200s, A320-200Ns, A321-200s, or A321-200Ns.


For current generation wide-body aircraft the airline seeking up to ten either A330-200s or A330-300.


For new-generation RFP for regional jets, the airline is seeking 11 aircraft, which can be A220-100s, A220-300s, E190-E2s or E195-E2s.

Lastly, Sri Lankan Airlines is seeking 10 new-generation widebody aircraft which can be A330-800, A33-900, A350-900, B787-9 or the B787-10.


Deliveries of these aeroplanes are to be between late 2022 and mid-2025 although the timeline can be negotiated.

Each aircraft is also required to be less than 15 years old at the time of delivery and it can be equipped with either pre-existing cabin configuration or with an option of reconfiguration.


Additional details are to be provided for bidders who submit signed bid acknowledgement forms.


The final number of airplane’s to be leased is to be confirmed as the order amount may vary depending on price and availability.


The new leases will be for the replacement of ageing aeroplanes and to meet the growing operational demand for the airline.


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