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Oman Air has signed a brand new code share agreement with SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, which will offer even greater choice and convenience for customers of both airlines.
The agreement, which came into effect on - 23rd January 2014, allows Oman Air’s customers to book seats on SriLankan Airline’s services from Muscat to Singapore, Male, and China via Colombo. In turn, Sri Lankan Airlines’ customers will be able to book onto Oman Air’s flights from Colombo to Zurich via Omani Capital Muscat.
Oman Air operates Airbus A330s and Boeing B737s on the routes covered by the agreement, whilst Sri Lankan Airlines operates Airbus A320, A330 and A340 aircraft out of Colombo to Male and Singapore.
Sri Lankan Airlines, Chief Executive Officer, Kapila Chandrasena said: “SriLankan Airlines and Oman Air have had a long history of cooperation since the signing of the bilateral Air Services Agreement between Sri Lanka and the Sultanate of Oman in 1981. The present partnership further strengthens the longstanding cooperation between two airlines and will serve to boost tourism and trade between the two countries.”
“We are delighted to be joining with Sri Lankan Airlines under the terms of this codeshare agreement and look forward to working together to meet customer demand on these extremely popular routes. This new agreement will increase both choice and convenience for customers. It allows Oman Air’s customers to book with us to fly to Singapore and increases available connections from Colombo to Male.
“At the same time, Sri Lankan Airlines’ customers can now enjoy Oman Air’s award-winning hospitality and the highest possible standards on flights between Muscat and Colombo and between Muscat and Zurich.
“And because Sri Lankan Airlines has, like Oman Air, been an award winning carrier, renowned for its warmth and hospitality, our passengers can be confident that they will receive outstanding comfort and service, wherever they choose to fly.”
About SriLankan Airlines:
SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier for Sri Lanka, is an award-winning airline with a firm reputation as a global leader in service, comfort, safety, reliability, and punctuality. Awards include World’s Friendliest Cabin Staff by Skytrax, Best Airline in South Asia from Travel Trade Gazette, World’s Most Reliable Operator of Airbus A330s and A340s by Airbus Industrie, and the Etihad Global Excellence Award for Best Regional Caterer. Launched in 1979, the airline's hubs are located at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, Hambantota providing convenient connections to its global network (including codeshare partners) of 74 destinations in 37 countries around the world. SriLankan has mutual code share services with Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Air Canada, Royal Jordanian, Alitalia and Mihin Lanka. Air India and Saudi Arabian Airlines also code share on some of SriLankan Airlines’ routes.
SriLankan’s entry to oneworld
SriLankan Airlines has been invited to join oneworld and is well on track to join the world’s leading airline alliance, early this year. SriLankan will then be flying alongside some of the biggest and premier brands in the airline business – airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, Qatar Airways and S7 airlines. SriLankan Airlines, renowned for its award winning inflight service and hospitality will be the first airline in the sub-continent to join any of the global airline alliances, thus enabling the flagship carrier of Sri Lanka to offer its customers more services and benefits: such as a wider route network, opportunities to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles on any one of the oneworld carriers. Similarly, the 130 million frequent flyer cardholders of oneworld’s member airlines will be able to earn and redeem rewards on SriLankan. Members of SriLankan Airlines’ FlySmiLes frequent flyer programme will enjoy privileges and benefits throughout the oneworld network, including, for top tier members, access to 550 plus airport lounges worldwide. SriLankan will also be part of oneworld’s most extensive ranges of alliance fares.