Media icon Richard Quest visits SriLankan Airlines | Sunday Observer

Media icon Richard Quest visits SriLankan Airlines

5 January, 2020
Richard Quest
Richard Quest

SriLankan Airlines welcomed global media icon Richard Quest of CNN during his journey from London to Colombo recently.

He also spent time at the Airline’s headquarters, exploring the operational areas and interacting with staff, thus gathering fascinating facets of the SriLankan story for his ‘CNN Business Traveller’ program which will be premiered on January 8 at 12.30 p.m. Eastern Time Zone.

During his journey from London to Colombo, Quest was interacting with the passengers with much enthusiasm and shared experiences with the cabin crew and the pilots. He was fascinated by the various aspects of the Airline’s inflight service, which included serving the trademark Ceylon tea.

Sharing his thoughts on the onboard experience, Quest said, “The service onboard was excellent. From the choice of meals to juices it was a very good experience. The Aircraft with 1-2-1 configuration is quite spacious. I travel a lot and the reverse herringbone formation in that particular configuration provides you ample legroom which is ideal for a long journey.”

His visit to the Airline Centre began with an interview of SriLankan Airlines CEO, Vipula Gunatilleka, followed by a session at the Airline’s Simulator Centre, where he was symbolically presented with wings after a successful simulator ride, much to the admiration of the instructors. This was followed by a visit to SriLankan Aviation College, the training arm of the Airline.

Quest visited the Airline’s flight kitchen at SriLankan Catering which caters to all airlines that operate out of BIA.

Quest’s visit was to see the recovery efforts of Sri Lanka post Easter.

Sharing his plans to explore Sri Lanka during his stay, Quest revealed that he would like to go to the south coast, which he experienced very briefly during his previous visit.