Emirates and SriLankan Airlines have signed a reciprocal interline agreement to improve travel for passengers of both airlines.
The partnership will enable access to new points on each other’s networks via Colombo and Dubai while using a single ticket and baggage transfers.
“We are pleased to activate an interline partnership with SriLankan and provide our customers with more choice and access to additional destinations to suit their travel plans,” said Adnan Kazim, CCO of Emirates.
“This partnership enables customers to seamlessly fly to unique destinations in India and the Maldives, via Colombo. We look forward to further developing our cooperation in the near future and enhancing benefits that customers can enjoy when travelling with Emirates and SriLankan on one ticket.”
Tickets are now on sale for travel effective immediately.
The interline network includes two new Indian destinations, Madurai and Tiruchirapally, in addition to Gan Island in the Maldives.
Far East and South Asian destinations also include Cochin, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Malé, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Guangzhou, Seoul and Tokyo.
“We are happy to announce our renewed interline collaboration with Emirates,” said Richard Nuttall, CEO of SriLankan Airlines.
“SriLankan is committed to providing connectivity to Sri Lanka from around the world and we work with many partners to access cities we don’t fly to. Emirates is a truly global airline and has a long history in Sri Lanka and it gives us real pleasure to work with them. The partnership provides more options to connect to and from Sri Lanka, assisting both Sri Lankan passengers at home and abroad, and supports tourism growth to the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.”
SriLankan Airlines’ passengers will also benefit from access to Emirates’ global network and connect to 15 cities operated by the airline beyond Dubai.
The interline network includes points across the Middle East, Africa, Russia and the US, including Bahrain, Amman, Dammam, Medina, Cairo, Muscat, Nairobi, Moscow, Tel Aviv, and a host of US cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Franciso, Chicago, Boston and Houston.