Sri Lanka’s national carrier launches a new codeshare

Feb 18, 2015 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier for Sri Lanka inked a coadshare agreement with Jetstar Asia, a low-cost airline based in Singapore.

The airline said that the SriLankan customers will be able to travel on codeshare services operated by Jetstar Asia on seven routes from Jetstar Asia’s hub in Singapore from 5th April this year which will include new destinations as Darwin, Phnom Penh and Phuket and the cities of Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur and Perth.

“We consider this a tremendous opportunity for Sri Lankans who can enjoy greater connectivity from Colombo via its gateway in Singapore to fascinating new destinations of the South East and cities in Australia,” SriLankan Airlines CEO Kapila Chandrasena was quoted saying in the media release.

“Additionally, our customers will be able to connect with our daily frequencies to India, Pakistan and the Maldives further boosting tourism between the two regions,”

“With Australia being home to a large Sri Lankan expatriate community, the services to Perth and Darwin with Jetstar Asia will provide them greater connectivity and convenience when travelling to Sri Lanka to visit families and friends back home.”

SriLankan Airlines currently operates up to three daily services to Singapore.

[ Via LBO ]

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