NewsSeptember 26, 2019

SriLankan Airlines wins two prestigious titles at the South Asian Travel Awards 2019

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the Oneworld alliance were awarded two prestigious titles at the South Asian Travel Awards 2019 for “Leading International Airline” and “Leading Airline Passenger Class – Business” under visitors choice category. The two awards were collected by Sujeewa Rodrigo, SriLankan Airlines Manager for the Maldives.

Launched in 2016 by Maldives premier event management company Highrise, SATA is the first-ever regional travel awards endorsed by multi-national associations, providing the tourism sector of the South Asian region with recognition towards their facilities and service excellence. It aims to encourage and raise service standards in the region’s tourism industry.


Over 500 travel and tourism businesses operating in the South Asian region were nominated for this year’s edition of the awards. Voting for the nominees closed in July, whilst nominee evaluations were conducted by a four-member jury in major cities in the region, including Colombo, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kathmandu and Dhaka.

Partners of the fourth edition of SATA include: Velana International Airport (Platinum Partner), Amari Galle (Official Host), The Hawks Pvt. Ltd. (Gold Partner), Dhivehi Insurance Company (Official Insurance Partner), (Silver Partner), Ad Solutions Digital Communications (Silver Partner), Sole (Silver Partner) and Ramada Colombo (Hospitality Partner).