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Air Seychelles and SriLankan Airlines announce codeshare partnership

April 24, Colombo (LNW): In the wake of the national flagcarrier’ restructure Air Seychelles, the Republic of Seychelles’ national airline and Sri Lankan Airlines, the flag carrier of Sri Lanka, have announced a new code-sharing partnership, expanding the number of destinations accessible to customers from the paradise islands flying between Mahe and Colombo.

Over 20 destinations are included in the partnership, which includes much requested ones such as Sydney and Melbourne in Australia as well as other popular stops in India, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. SriLankan Airlines’ Passengers will also be able to fly from Colombo to Mahé with the activation of the codeshare partnership.

This new codeshare agreement will allow Air Seychelles and SriLankan Airlines to place their codes on each other’s flights and enable passengers to continue their journey conveniently using a single booking and with their baggage checked in all the way to the final destination. 

It also means passengers can book their travels with both airlines, through online travel agencies, as well as with local travel agents.

This codeshare partnership Air six bidders have submitted proposals for qualifications to take over a staje of the Sri Lanka Airlines. 

Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia is among six bidders for the divestititure of state-run Sri Lankan Airlines in the request for qualification (RfQ) process extended for four times on the request of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the transaction advisor on the privatization, the finance ministry announced.   

In June last year, when Air Seychelles launched the Colombo service, the two airlines signed an initial interline agreement that introduced multiple cities within the south-east Asia region to the local market’s choice of destinations.

Sandy Benoiton, Air Seychelles’ Chief Executive Officer shares “now that we have been flying to Colombo for over 9 months, the twice-weekly flights have proven successful. 

The next step to solidifying our relationship is with this code-share, allowing even more passengers the convenience of a single ticket to more points served by our partner in Asia and Australia.

Richard Nuttall, Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines stated, “We are pleased to boost our codeshare network and presence in the African region through this new partnership. 

We look forward to working with Air Seychelles to provide our customers even more African destination options in the coming years.”

Flights under the codeshare agreement are available to book now and will begin operating in April 2024.

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