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Capt. Suren Ratwatte appointed as CEO of Mihin Lanka

Capt. Suren Ratwatte
Capt. Suren Ratwatte
Capt. Suren Ratwatte was recently
appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Mihin Lanka with effect from
October 2015. Capt. Ratwatte was also appointed as the CEO of SriLankan
Airlines and will take over the operational and strategic management of both
Capt. Ratwatte is a well-renowned
airline pilot with over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry. He began
his career at Air Lanka in 1984 and thereafter joined Emirates in 1989, where
he held several positions in the company. He has obtained a total of 18,000
flying hours and has operated a variety of different aircraft including the
Boeing B-777 and Airbus A-380. He also has a wealth of international and local
experience and is a well-known Human Factors researcher and
Capt. Ratwatte holds
a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical
University, he is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the author of
several published works. He has been deeply involved in airline operations for
decades and has held a variety of senior instructional and management roles in
multiple leading airlines.

About Mihin Lanka
its launch in 2007, Mihin Lanka has come a long way, becoming one of the
region’s most admired travel brands. In 2015, Mihin Lanka was
ranked by Skytrax as the third best low-cost airline in Central Asia and India.
The Skytrax Awards programme established in 1999, surveys 18.9 million airline
passengers in 110 countries and bases its rankings on product quality and staff
service standards. Mihin
Lanka plays a crucial role in supporting regional connectivity, and recently
enhanced its offering by introducing its new Business Class service. Mihin
Lanka services corporate, business, pilgrim, and leisure travellers, by
providing convenient direct flights to key destinations across the Indian
Subcontinent, Asia and the Middle East. These destinations include Dhaka in
Bangladesh, Jakarta and Medan in Indonesia as well as Madurai, Kolkata, Gaya
and Varanasi in India. The airline also flies to Bahrain and Muscat in the
Middle East, as well as Lahore in Pakistan and Mahé in the Seychelles.  Mihin Lanka
also offers connectivity to a further 20 destinations with its code share
partner Sri Lankan Airlines.

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