SriLankan Airlines said that from Sunday the National Carrier will continue to fly to Rome and Milan. The operations between Rome and Milan will be SriLankan Airlines codeshare flight No. UL2028, in association with Alitalia Airlines.
Last month SriLankan signed a codeshare agreement with Royal Jordanian Airlines, which was the sixth partner of the national carrier under the Oneworld membership. SriLankan will sell on the Jordanian carrier on their three weekly flights between Colombo and Amman. Under the agreement, SriLankan will be the marketing carrier and will place its marketing carrier code between the Amman and Colombo route operated by Royal Jordanian.
This cooperation between SriLankan and Royal Jordanian will be expanded whereby the two airlines will have code share operations beyond Colombo and Amman, providing more travel options to their passengers.
SriLankan joined Oneworld in June 2012 under a sponsorship from Cathay Pacific. The membership will give passengers using Sri Lankan Airline numerous benefits, such as purchasing air tickets to any part of the world and passengers would get greater support. The Fly Smiles loyalty card members would be able to add points when flying with other airlines attached to this alliance and they would also get to use the lounges in over 150 countries.
Oneworld is one of the world’s three largest global airline alliances with its central management team, based in New York City, New York, USA. Oneworld was founded in 1999 by American Airlines, British Airways, Canadian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Qantas. Oneworld has over 900 flights taking off each day, on which Sri Lanka’s passengers could purchase tickets.