SriLankan Airlines and Air Seychelles have entered into a Special Prorate Agreement that will enhance their respective route networks and provide greater travel options in a seamless manner to passengers of both airlines with effect from 1 April. SriLankan Airlines CEO Capt. Suren Ratwatte said: “We are indeed happy to embark upon this partnership with Air Seychelles, which we are confident will be a win-win situation for both airlines and most of all to our valued customers. For SriLankan’s passengers, this will allow easy access to three new destinations in South Africa, Mauritius and Madagascar via Seychelles, while customers of Air Seychelles will have enhanced options to connect to India and the Far East on SriLankan flights.”
Air Seychelles CEO Remco Althuis said: “We are delighted to begin working together with SriLankan Airlines as our new interline partner. This deal will provide our guests with more travel options to Asia and, on the reverse side, allow travellers flying with SriLankan Airlines to connect onto our Indian Ocean network. Partnerships such as this are essential in widening our reach and providing more value to travellers.”
Passengers on SriLankan Airlines (www.srilankan.com) will have expanded options to fly on Air Seychelles to Johannesburg, Mauritius, Madagascar and the domestic destination of Praslin in the Seychelles; passengers travelling with Air Seychelles (www.airseychelles.com) will be able to purchase through-tickets for SriLankan Airlines flights from Seychelles to Colombo, and onwards to Mumbai, Bangkok, Singapore, Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong.
SriLankan operates a route network of 105cities in 47countries from its hub in Colombo, with a fleet of modern aircraft with the latest comforts such as flatbeds in Business Class and sophisticated in-flight entertainment, to complement its world class service. As a member of the prestigious oneworld global airline alliance, SriLankan also connects its passengers to over 1,000 cities in 160 countries around the globe through its oneworld partner airlines.
SriLankan has in recent times been honoured with a series of global accolades which include a Four Star Rating from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX); ‘World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean’ for two consecutive years at the World Travel Awards; ‘Best Full Service Airline in Central and South Asia’ for three consecutive years at the Future Travel Experience Asia Awards 2017; ‘Leading International Airline’ and ‘Best in Class’ at the South Asian Travel Awards 2017; and ‘Innovation in Commercial Airline Cabins’ at the In-flight Asia Pacific Awards.
This article originally appears on DailyFT.