SriLankan ties up with Oneworld
SriLankan Airlines would have additional opportunities to generate
revenue with the airlines teaming up with the Oneworld airline group
which is among the top three airline alliances in the world.
Speaking after signing the agreement in China during the 68th
International Air Transport Association annual general meeting in
Beijing, Chairman SriLankan Airlines, Nishantha Wickramsinghe said that
SriLankan will from an alliance next year flying alongside some of the
biggest and best brands in the airline business. Cathay Pacific serves
as its sponsor in joining Oneworld, supporting the airline through its
alliance implementation program.
The chairman said that passengers could now buy tickets to off line
destinations of SriLankan Airlines and also vice versa.
“SriLankan has high connectivity to India and the Maldives and
passengers outside Sri Lanka would have better access flying on
SriLankan giving the airline more revenue.”