SriLankan Airlines joins Oneworld
SriLankan Airlines has become the first airline from the Indian Subcontinent to join Oneworld, a global airline alliance. This alliance entitles SriLankan Airlines to provide its clientele with the full range of services and benefits.
Along with what is believed to be a leading range of alliance fares, they have also added a new ‘Visit South Asian Sub-Continent Pass’ to their services. The airline is also believed to code-share with two more Oneworld partners, namely: Finnair and S7 Airlines.
Commenting on the alliance, Oneworld Governing Board CEO, Bruce Ashby, said, “The addition of SriLankan Airlines concludes what has been the biggest and fastest growth programme by any global airline alliance, enabling Oneworld to consolidate its position as the first choice global alliance for frequent international travellers. Cathay Pacific Chief Operating Officer, Rupert
Hogg, added how pleased Cathay Pacific was to serve as the airline’s sponsor into Oneworld, supporting and mentoring it through its alliance implementation programme. SriLankan Airlines’ Chairman, Nishantha
Wickremasinghe, emphasised on the significance of this alliance and called it one of the most important developments to date for SriLankan Airlines. The Chief Executive officer of the airline, Kapila
Chandrasena added that the alliance would benefit them tremendously with better network and subsequently increased revenue.