SriLankan Airlines and Royal Jordanian seal codeshare deal

Monday, 27 August 2012 00:01 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

SriLankan Airlines has concluded a codeshare agreement with Royal Jordanian (RJ), which will permit SriLankan to sell on RJ on their three weekly flights between Colombo and Amman.

The codeshare is effective from 26 August. Under this agreement, SriLankan will be the marketing carrier and will place its marketing carrier code between the Amman and Colombo route operated by RJ.

SriLankan Airlines CEO, Kapila Chandrasena said: “Royal Jordanian becomes SriLankan’s sixth codeshare partner, and the first that is a full-fledged oneworld member. We look forward to a future that will give us more opportunities together with Royal Jordanian, where we will build on the synergies of the two networks and explore avenues of cooperation.”

RJ President/CEO Amer Hadidi, noted that RJ is glad to partner with one of Asia’s fastest growing airlines acknowledged for its high-class service and reliability; particularly that it will be a full-fledged oneworld member next year. “Our partnership will also allow us to boost the oneworld global network in a region of high air travel demand,” he said.

This cooperation between SriLankan and RJ will be expanded whereby the two airlines will have codeshare operations beyond Colombo and Amman, providing more travel options to their passengers.

SriLankan Airlines has been elected as a oneworld member and is expected to join the global alliance late next year.

With this agreement, RJ’s codeshare agreements with the oneworld carriers reaches six: American Airlines, Air Berlin, British Airways, Iberia, Siberia airlines, in addition to the member elect SriLankan Airlines. RJ has such agreements with other international airlines, including US Airways, Tarom, Gulf Air, Syrian Air and Malaysia Airlines.

RJ has been running regular service to Colombo since 1991, and currently operates three weekly flights.