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SriLankan and Japan Airlines expand codeshare


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01SriLankan Airlines is strengthening its presence in the Japanese travel market through the expansion of its codeshare agreement with oneworld alliance partner Japan Airlines (JAL), to introduce six new routes and together provide passengers with seamless connectivity on an extraordinary choice of 84 flights a week between Japan and South Asia and beyond.

The six new routes (subject to requisite regulatory approvals) – Narita (Tokyo)/Bangkok, Narita (Tokyo)/Singapore, Narita (Tokyo)/Kuala Lumpur, Haneda (Tokyo)/Bangkok, Haneda (Tokyo)/Singapore, Narita (Tokyo)/New Delhi – are in addition to the existing four routes of Kansai (Osaka)/Bangkok, Nagoya/Bangkok, Nagoya/Narita (Tokyo) and Itami (Osaka)/Narita (Tokyo) – and will create new choice travel options to South Asia for travellers in more cities across Japan. These flights will be operated on JAL aircraft with both JAL and SriLankan flight numbers.

Accordingly, passengers can connect to Colombo and on to any destination in SriLankan’s global route network on SriLankan flights from Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi and Tokyo. 

This includes the Maldives, a highly popular vacation destination among Japanese tourists. SriLankan is the only international airline operating to Gan Island in the southern end of the Maldives and is also the airline with the highest number of frequencies to the Maldives.

JAL will place its code on SriLankan flights to Colombo from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and New Delhi, in addition to its current codeshares on SriLankan flights on the Narita (Tokyo)/Colombo Bangkok/Colombo and Colombo/Male sectors.

The enhanced codeshare agreement means that passengers will be able to expand the convenience of a single ticket itinerary, interlined luggage and the ability to earn frequent flyer miles on either airline.

SriLankan has in recent months greatly strengthened its network throughout Asia and the Middle East, in order to better serve the rapidly expanding travel markets of these regions. It has also expanded its codeshare agreements, most notably with partner airlines in the prestigious oneworld network. The enhanced codeshare agreement is expected to have a positive effect on tourism and trade between Japan and Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s award winning national carrier has greatly enhanced passenger comfort and convenience with the recent induction of a large number of brand new Airbus A330-300 and A320neo aircraft, with luxurious seating and the most sophisticated inflight entertainment systems to complement its world class standards in service.

SriLankan’s global network covers 100 cities in 47 countries and also connects its passengers to oneworld’s worldwide network of more than 1,000 destinations in 160 countries. JAL (www.jal.co.jp) has an international network of over 500 international routes across more than 50 countries and 141 domestic routes.


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