SriLankan Airways is strengthening its presence within the North American and European markets via the growth of its current codeshare settlement with Qatar Airways, with extra connections to serve varied cities in these areas. This codeshare would increase throughout 10 cities in 06 international locations overlaying Canada, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Scotland, Ukraine, and Turkey.
Vipula Gunatilleka, Chief Govt Officer of SriLankan Airways stated: “The growth of our partnership with Qatar Airways is a crucial factor in SriLankan’s ongoing initiatives to offer seamless connectivity for our valued passengers throughout a variety of locations, aside from growing the variety of cities that we fly to.”
Accordingly, SriLankan Airways will codeshare on Qatar Airways operated flights between Doha and Turkey’s Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Ankara Esenboğa Airport within the metropolis of Ankara, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport in Izmir, Antalya Worldwide Airport in Antalya and Sabiha Gokcen Worldwide Airport in Sabiha, Budapest Ferenc Liszt Worldwide Airport in Budapest, Baku Heydar Aliyev Worldwide Airport in Azerbaijan, Edinburgh Airport in Scotland, Kyiv Boryspil Worldwide Airport in Ukraine serving the European area. Reaching the North American territory via Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Worldwide Airport located in Montreal, the most important metropolis in Canada’s Québec province. Each airways provide simple connectivity between Qatar Airways’ hub in Doha’s Hamad Worldwide Airport and Colombo’s Bandaranaike Worldwide Airport a number of instances a day.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Govt, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, stated: “The growth of codeshare cooperation between Qatar Airways and SriLankan Airways is a pure subsequent step within the strengthening of our shut partnership. We look ahead to working carefully with SriLankan Airways to supply passengers extra versatile journey choices by way of the Finest Airport within the Center East, Hamad Worldwide Airport.”
That is the third part of the current growth of the codeshare settlement between the 2 airways, that are each members of the oneworld world airline alliance that connects passengers to over a thousand cities in additional than 170 international locations and territories via 14 member airways. Codeshare operations with Qatar Airways started in 2016. Part 1 was accomplished within the final quarter of 2019, whereas part 2 was carried out in February 2020 by including a lot of locations to the networks of each airways. The overall variety of locations shared between the 2 airways is 48.
Increasing the SriLankan Airways route community throughout 111 cities in 55 international locations with the addition of those codeshare locations.
SriLankan Airways passengers will now have the choice of seamless long-distance journey by way of Doha via one journey reserving with enhanced journey choices to Europe and North America. SriLankan Airways has a lot of codeshare agreements with different airways.