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SriLankan to connect across North America, Europe 

  • Enters into codeshare agreement with American Airlines

SriLankan Airlines announced that it is expected to offer connectivity and travel options across North America and Europe. 

Accordingly, a codeshare arrangement has been reestablished with American Airlines in December 2021, which would allow the placement of the SriLankan Airlines’ code on American Airlines’ flights to US cities Miami and New York via the airline’s European points in London and Paris; Dallas-Fort Worth via the airline’s hubs in Paris and Frankfurt; and Los Angeles and Chicago via the airline’s hub in London. 

SriLankan Airlines Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Chief Commercial Officer Richard Nuttall stated: “We are pleased to reinstate our codeshare partnership with American Airlines as SriLankan Airlines continues to expand its operations in Europe. This will introduce multiple new sectors and flight options to our growing network and allow our customers the option of convenient connections to several cities in North America via London, Paris, or Frankfurt.” American Airlines Vice President (VP) Global Alliances and Partnerships Anmol Bhargava commented: “We are delighted to restart our codeshare co-operation with oneworld partner SriLankan Airlines, to better serve customers travelling between Sri Lanka and the US.”

Among these US cities, Dallas-Fort Worth is a new addition to the SriLankan Airlines’ route network, as existing codeshare agreements with Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways have afforded the airline’s passengers flight options to the rest of the cities via Doha and Abu Dhabi respectively up to now. The SriLankan Airlines route network covers 121 cities in 55 countries with the addition of Dallas-Fort Worth. 

Customers of SriLankan Airlines are now able to conveniently book flights to these US cities via Europe across the airline’s sales channels. SriLankan recently resumed flights to Paris and Frankfurt in commensurate with the airline’s commercial strategy to renew its presence in European markets. The airline is committed to expand its network with the addition of new online destinations, as well as through several recent and planned codeshare partnerships with other airlines. 

SriLankan Airlines is an award-winning airline with a firm reputation as a global leader in service and was the first carrier in the South Asian region to receive the “Diamond” rating from the Airline Passengers Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying, a standard received for the extra safety measures and comprehensive hygiene precautions adhered to since the onset of the global pandemic. 

Passengers intending to travel with SriLankan Airlines could book their tickets from the airline’s ticket offices in Colombo, Galle, and Kandy or through their preferred travel agent. For more information, kindly contact the SriLankan Airlines Global Contact Centre on 0117771979 or visit www.srilankan.com