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Published on : Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Both airlines will code-share on each other’s flights between their respective hubs, Qatar Airways thrice daily Airbus A340-600 operations to Colombo, and Sri Lankan Airlines daily Airbus A330-300 flight to Doha.
Passengers travelling to Colombo on Qatar Airways, now have additional connectivity to the popular holiday hot spot Male, in the Maldives.
The new partnership will allow passengers to enjoy the seamless connectivity that Qatar Airways offered via Doha, to its wide network across the globe, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said.
Sri Lankan Airlines passengers can also now transit through Doha’s Hamad International Airport and travel on wards, subject to government approvals, to 20 exciting leisure and business destinations, namely Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris, Copenhagen, Moscow, Rome, Frankfurt, Geneva, Manchester, Milan, Oslo, Sofia, Stockholm, Vienna, Zurich, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Bahrain and Cape Town.
Chief Executive Officer, Sri Lankan Airlines, Captain Suren Ratwatte, said that, the airline was glad to tie up with another Oneworld member, in its strategic network expansion drive, as Sri Lankan Airlines celebrated the second anniversary, as an alliance member in May this year.