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Emirates and SriLankan Airlines Enhance Passenger Connectivity with Reciprocal Interline Agreement


Emirates and SriLankan Airlines have forged a reciprocal interline agreement to provide a significant boost to passenger connectivity for both carriers. This collaboration enables passengers to access new destinations on each other’s networks through seamless travel via Colombo and Dubai, all while utilizing a single ticket and benefiting from the convenience of baggage transfers.

Effective immediately, tickets are available for purchase, granting access to 15 regional destinations operated by SriLankan Airlines via Colombo. Emirates passengers now have the option to explore two new Indian destinations, Madurai and Tiruchirapally, along with Gan Island in the Maldives, all on a single ticket. This partnership also allows for hassle-free baggage check-through to the final destination, making travel more convenient. Additional destinations in the Far East and South Asia include Cochin, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Malé, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Guangzhou, Seoul, and Tokyo.

SriLankan Airlines’ customers also stand to benefit significantly from this collaboration, gaining access to Emirates’ expansive global network. They can now connect to 15 cities operated by Emirates beyond Dubai, spanning regions such as the Middle East, Africa, Russia, and the United States. Notable destinations for SriLankan’s passengers include Bahrain, Amman, Dammam, Medina, Cairo, Muscat, Nairobi, Moscow, Tel Aviv, and various U.S. cities, including New York JFK, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and Houston.

Travel itineraries are readily available for booking through emirates.com, srilankan.com, and preferred online and offline travel agencies.

Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, Adnan Kazim, expressed his satisfaction with the interline partnership, stating, “We are pleased to activate an interline partnership with SriLankan and provide our customers with more choice and access to additional destinations to suit their travel plans. This partnership enables customers to seamlessly fly to unique destinations in India and the Maldives, via Colombo. We look forward to further developing our cooperation in the near future and enhancing benefits that customers can enjoy when traveling with Emirates and SriLankan on one ticket.”

Richard Nuttall, Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines, also shared his enthusiasm, saying, “We are happy to announce our renewed interline collaboration with Emirates. SriLankan is committed to providing connectivity to Sri Lanka from around the world, and we work with many partners to access cities we don’t fly to. Emirates is a truly global airline and has a long history in Sri Lanka, and it gives us real pleasure to work with them. The partnership provides more options to connect to and from Sri Lanka, assisting both Sri Lankan passengers at home and abroad, and supports tourism growth to the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.”

Emirates has been a vital part of Sri Lanka’s aviation network for many years, serving nearly 140 destinations worldwide. With a presence in Sri Lanka dating back to 1986, Emirates has transported more than 11 million passengers to and from Colombo. The airline currently offers two direct daily flights to Colombo, employing the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, along with an additional daily service via Malé, providing passengers with flexibility in choosing flights and minimizing connection times. Furthermore, Emirates is the sole international carrier offering First Class services to the country, ensuring passengers enjoy world-class products and superior comfort both in the air and on the ground.

Please note that travelers flying to U.S. destinations on Emirates and SriLankan interline tickets are required to clear their baggage with U.S. Customs at the first point of entry in the country.


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