ANALYSIS: The end of the gold rush for Asia-Pacific alliances
20 Aug 2015
Just over one year ago in April 2014, SriLankan Airlines joined the Oneworld Alliance. Not content to hold the ceremony in the capital city of Colombo, the carrier deployed one of its Airbus A340-300 aircraft to fly media and dignitaries 150km to the newly built, but remote, Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambontota. One participant described it as a logistical nightmare.