Colombo - On July 30, SriLankan Airlines received its sixth and the final Airbus A321neo, a more fuel-efficient version of the European manufacturer's best-selling single-aisle A320neo.

According to the statement made by the company, the aircraft arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport, from Hamburg via Abu Dhabi on July 29, 2018.

Religious rituals were held at the A320 engineering hangar to offer blessings on the new aircraft before it embarks on its maiden commercial flight.

SriLankan Airlines now has six A321neo in its fleet. The total number of the aircraft in the fleet now reached 27 in total with the newest acquisition.

The Srilankan national carrier said the A321neos would be deployed on short-haul routes and help to reduce fuel costs.