SriLankan firms A350 order

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SriLankan Airlines has firmed its tentative order for four Airbus A350-900s, a deal which had been disclosed at the Paris air show.

The order is part of a deal covering 13 aircraft.

SriLankan had already ordered six A330-300s on 19 June. Airbus says it has since firmed an agreement for four A350s - bringing to 35 the number of customers for the twinjet type.

The A330s and A350s will be fitted with Rolls-Royce engines.

SriLankan is also taking three additional A350-900s on lease. The combined twinjet deal will help replace the carrier's A340 fleet.