The expanded codeshare agreement, which initially launched in 2016, will be rolled out in phases and once fully implemented will allow SriLankan Airlines’ passengers to book travel to 33 additional Qatar Airways destinations in Europe, America and Africa.
Phase one has opened for sale for travel starting in December with SriLankan Airline passengers able to book travel to eight additional Qatar Airways’ destinations: Athens, Greece; Belgrade, Serbia; Brussels, Belgium; Dublin, Ireland; Helsinki, Finland; Munich, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic and Thessaloniki, Greece.
Qatar Airways’ passengers will benefit from access to exciting new destinations in the Maldives thanks to the expanded codeshare agreement.
They will now be able to book travel on SriLankan Airlines’ flights to the island of Gan in Addu Atoll, the southernmost point of the Maldives.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “Since 2016 both airlines have witnessed the significant benefits codeshare cooperation has brought, providing passengers with unrivalled service and seamless connections.
Qatar Airways began flying to Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1994.
Today, it is one of the airline’s most popular routes, served by a four-times daily service.
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