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Tue, 7 June 2016

Qatar Airways and SriLankan Airlines to Codeshare

Qatar Airways and SriLankan Airlines, both members of the oneworld alliance, have strengthened their cooperation with a bilateral codeshare agreement.

Both airlines will codeshare on each others flights between their respective hubs Qatar Airways thrice daily Airbus A340-600 operations to Colombo and SriLankan Airlines daily Airbus A330-300 flight to Doha.

Chief Executive Officer SriLankan Airlines, Captain Suren Ratwatte said, It is our pleasure to seal a codeshare partnership with Qatar Airways to allow our passengers the flexibility and convenience of effective onward connectivity to a number of destinations. We are also glad to tie up with another oneworld member in our strategic network expansion drive as we celebrate the second anniversary as an alliance member in May this year.

Passengers travelling to Colombo on Qatar Airways now have additional connectivity to the popular holiday hotspot Male, in Maldives.

SriLankan Airlines passengers can also now transit through Dohas Hamad International Airport and travel onwards, subject to government approvals, to 20 leisure and business destinations, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris, Copenhagen, Moscow, Rome, Frankfurt, Geneva, Manchester, Milan, Oslo, Sofia, Stockholm, Vienna, Zurich, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Bahrain and Cape Town.

The codeshare means travellers will benefit from accruing frequent flyer miles, together with other oneworld privileges such as access to spacious lounges, extra baggage allowances, priority check-in and boarding, fast track security lanes and special fares across both carriers networks. 

See other recent news regarding: Qatar Airways, oneworld, Doha, Qatar, SriLankan Airlines, Sri Lanka

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