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Emirates and SriLankan establish a joint interline partnership

By: Staff Writer

Colombo (LNW): Emirates and SriLankan Airlines have signed a reciprocal interline agreement to boost connectivity for passengers on both airlines.

The partnership will enable access to new points on each other’s networks via Colombo and Dubai, utilizing a single ticket and enjoying the convenience of baggage transfers.

Tickets are now on sale for travel effective immediately as the interline partnership unlocks 15 regional destinations operated by SriLankan Airlines via Colombo, for Emirates’ passengers to choose from, Sri Lankan Airlines spokesman said.

The interline network includes two new Indian destinations, Madurai and Tiruchirapally, in addition to Gan Island in the Maldives, for customers to travel seamlessly on a single ticket, he added.

These passengers will get the facility of enjoying the convenience of a generous baggage policy and hassle-free baggage check-through to the final destination, he claimed.

Far East and South Asian destinations also include Cochin, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Male, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Guangzhou, Seoul and Tokyo.

SriLankan Airlines’ passengers are also set to benefit from access to Emirates’ global network and connect to 15 cities operated by Emirates beyond Dubai.

The interline network includes points across the Middle East, Africa, Russia and the US. SriLankan’s customers will enjoy a premium travel experience and partnership benefits while flying on Emirates to Bahrain, Amman, Dammam, Medina, Cairo, Muscat, Nairobi, Moscow, Tel Aviv and a host of US cities including New York JFK, Los Angeles, San Franciso, Chicago, Boston and Houston.

Travel itineraries can be booked immediately on, and preferred online and offline travel agencies.

Sri Lanka continues to be an important part of the Emirates network spanning almost 140 destinations.

Emirates launched its services to Sri Lanka in 1986 and since then has carried more than 11 million passengers to and from Colombo.

The airline currently provides two direct daily flights to Colombo, utilizing the Boeing 777-300ER, as well as an additional daily service via Male, providing customers flexibility to choose flights and enjoy the convenience of minimal connection times.

It is the only international carrier to serve the country with First Class services – offering passengers world-class products and superior comfort in the air and on-ground.

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