Sri Lankan Airlines operate a modern fleet of Airbus A340 aircraft between Londons Heathrow airport Terminal 4 and Colombo and with Male in the Maldives. The approximate flying time is just under 11 hours on the non-stop flights and 13 hours on the flights via Male (Maldives). Sri Lankan Airlines have two classes of travel on each flight, Business and Economy all economy passengers have their own TV with 18 video channels, featuring 4 movie channels, comedy, drama, sport and children channels. In addition the aircraft has a forward facing and downward facing camera which may be viewed at any time on your personal TV screen. Economy seats have a footrest, reclining seat, lumbar support to ease stress on a long flight and an adjustable headrest. In business class passengers may choose their film preferences from a video library, which contains over 40 titles in addition to those channels shown in economy class. The business class seats are wider with extra legroom, all seats are either window or aisle and benefit from leg and foot supports, lumbar control, reclining and headrest adjustments. Every passenger on the aircraft has their own direct dial telephone which can be used to call anywhere in the world. During your flight passengers are served hot meals from the menu, drinks from the bar and duty free goods may be purchased. All Sri Lankan Airlines flights are non-smoking.
Economy Baggage Allowance 20kg per passenger
The dimensions of the hand luggage must not exceed 45cm x 35cm x 16cm (17.7in x 13.7in x 6.2in approx), including wheels, handles, side pockets, etc. This is equivalent to a small laptop bag or rucksack.
Other bags, such as handbags, may be carried within the single item of cabin baggage. All items carried by passengers will be screened by X-ray.
No liquids of any type are permitted through the airport security search point, other than the following items:
Prescription medicines in liquid form sufficient and essential for the flight (eg diabetic kit), as long as verified as authentic.
Baby milk and liquid baby food (the contents of each bottle or jar must be tasted by the accompanying passenger).
The definition of liquids includes:
Gels, pastes, lotions, liquid/solid mixtures.
The contents of pressurised containers, eg toothpaste, hair gel, drinks, soups, syrups, perfume, deodorant, shaving foam, aerosols etc.
To help with the security process, passengers are also encouraged not to include items which could contain liquids (eg bottles, flasks, tubes, cans, plastic containers etc) in their cabin baggage. All laptops and large electrical items (eg hairdryer) must be taken out of the bag and placed in a tray so that they can be scanned separately from the other items in the bag.
Pushchairs and walking aids must be X-ray screened. Wheelchairs are allowed on board, but must be thoroughly searched.
Once through security, passengers travelling to any destination except the US can buy items in the departures lounge and take them on board.
Passengers should note that tobacco imports to Sri Lanka incur high duties. In the case of cigarrettes the import duty is approximately £35 per carton. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not purchase duty free tobacco products in the UK to take to Sri Lanka.
Baggage - updated 26 January 2007
Passengers travelling in Business Class are allowed 2 pieces of hand baggage - either garment bags or overnight bags measuring no more than 46 x 36 x 20 cm weighing no more than 7 kgs each or any combination of the two.
Passengers travelling Economy Class are allowed one piece of hand baggage measuring no more than 46 x 36 x 20 cm and weighing no more than 7 kgs.
Passengers should note that facilities for storing hand baggage in overhead lockers are available on all Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft; there is also limited closet space for hanging jackets and coats.
The use of mobile telephones, portable televisions, CD players, radios and other similar electronic equipment is prohibited throughout the flight as they can interfere with the navigation equipment of aircraft. There is no restriction on the use of other items such as personal stereos, electronic calculators or hearing aids.
Please ensure you take any valuable items with you when you leave the aircraft at transit stops and be sure you have all your belongings with you including items stored in overhead lockers when you disembark at your final destination.
Free Carry-on Items
In addition to your hand luggage the following items will be accepted as free carry-on items:
• One lady's handbag, purse or pocket book
• One overcoat, wrap or blanket
• One umbrella or walking stick
• One small camera or one pair of binoculars
• Infant's food for in-flight consumption together with infant's toiletries and disposable items such as nappies
• One infant's carrying basket or fully collapsible stroller
Medicines and toiletries, such as hairsprays, perfumes and medicines containing alcohol, which are required by passengers for their journey, can be taken on board.
The following items may not be taken on board the Airline:
• Briefcases and attaché cases with installed alarm devices
• Compressed gases such as butane, oxygen, propane, aqua-lung cylinders
• Corrosives such as acids, alkalis and wet cell batteries
• Etiologic agents such as bacteria and viruses
• Explosives, munitions, ammunition, fireworks and firearms, replicas of weapons,
• Daggers, flick knives or other offensive looking articles
• Flammable liquids and solids such as lighter or heater fuels, matches and easily
• Ignitable articles
• Radioactive materials, oxidizing materials such as bleaching powder, peroxides
• Poisons such as arsenic, cyanides, insecticides, weed-killers
• Other dangerous articles such as mercury, magnetized material and offensive or irritating materials
For further information visit www.srilankan.aero
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