SriLankan Airlines wins MATI’s 50 Years of Tourism Award – Reuters

Flag carrier SriLankan Airlines recently won the prestigious 50 Years of Tourism Award from MATI, in recognition of its outstanding service for more than half a century.

SriLankan Airlines Maldives Country Manager Fawzan Fareid accepts the awards during MAITI’s Golden Jubilee celebrations held recently

The award was presented at an event celebrating the golden jubilee of tourism in the Maldives. SriLankan was the first international commercial airline to launch operations to the Maldives under its predecessor Air Ceylon, in 1960 and has continued to innovate since then and has become the only international airline to fly passengers to multiple airports in the Maldives.

The Maldives Tourism Industry Association (MATI) has spearheaded the advancement of tourism in the Maldives and aims to honor organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions towards this goal during the celebration of their golden jubilee.

The award recipients were selected by a committee of industry experts and veterans. SriLankan Airlines Country Manager Maldives Fawzan Fareid accepted the award on behalf of the airline’s Managing Director.

“The Maldives has always held a special place in the SriLankan Airlines network. As the only international airline to have been with the Maldives since the inception of commercial flights, SriLankan has witnessed and contributed to every milestone of the Maldives tourist journey,” said Richard Nuttall, Managing Director of SriLankan Airlines.

Over the years, the airline has connected several hundred thousand tourists to the beautiful and unparalleled beaches of the Maldives. Today, SriLankan Airlines remains a key player and global favorite for travel to the Maldives.

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