SriLankan Airlines adds 7 new codeshare destinations in Aussie, Vietnam, Malaysia
Thursday, 27 February 2014 01:41
Expanding a long-standing partnership with Malaysia Airlines, SriLankan Airlines extends its network in the Austral-Asian Region adding seven new codeshare destinations in Australia, Vietnam and Malaysia.
To cater to growing demand between Australia and Sri Lanka, SriLankan Airlines will provide daily services to Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth via Kuala Lumpur. Daily connections to Sydney and Melbourne via Kuala Lumpur already exist. With this addition SriLankan will provide code share services to five major cities in Australia.
Additionally, Saigon and Hanoi in Vietnam and the islands of Penang and Langkawi in Malaysia have also been added as code share destinations via Kuala Lumpur.
“SriLankan is consistently looking at improving air connectivity between SriLanka and the Austral-Asia Region, which in effect will increase the number of visitors to Sri Lanka. These new code share destinations will further enhance our service to this fast growing region which according to official figures, had the highest growth of tourist traffic of 25.3% in 2013,” said SriLankan’s Head of Commercial Operations Mohamed Fazeel.
Traffic between Sri Lanka and Vietnam is expected to grow as Vietnam’s socio-economic stability and close cultural ties are increasingly attracting visitors between Vietnam and Sri Lanka.