SriLankan Airlines partners with Virgin Australia
SriLankan Airlines has entered right into a first-ever interline partnership with Virgin Australia that may strengthen the airline’s community in Australia and supply clients intensive connections throughout the land down underneath and past. The new partnership reaffirms SriLankan’s dedication to Australia and can current clients the comfort of including choose Virgin Australia home or worldwide connections to their SriLankan Airlines reserving and managing a multi-airline itinerary underneath a single ticket.
Dimuthu Tennakoon, Head of Worldwide Sales & Distribution of SriLankan Airlines commented on the partnership by stating, “Australia has one of the largest Sri Lankan diasporic communities, which makes our Australian routes incredibly popular all year around and particularly with people travelling to visit friends and relatives or in pursuit of higher education. This partnership will help us make further inroads in the Australian market through improved connectivity and a range of other benefits for our valued customers.”
SriLankan Airlines presently operates day by day from Colombo to Melbourne and from Colombo to Sydney on a thrice-weekly foundation. The partnership will allow passengers flying SriLankan to Melbourne or Sydney to connect with the Australian cities of Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Hamilton Island, Launceston, Gold Coast and Perth with Virgin Australia. Passengers can even have the choice of flying past Australia to New Zealand, Samoa and Fiji. It is a win for Sri Lankan and Indian Australians residing in these cities too as they’ll now fly out from their native metropolis to Sri Lanka or India with a single SriLankan Airlines’ reserving. What’s extra, passengers can take pleasure in a seamless journey with a single check-in, together with for luggage, on the departure airport and beat transit check-in queues.
The introduction of home and worldwide interline flights choices with Virgin Australia would enhance the accessibility to Sri Lanka for Australian outbound vacationers as effectively. An necessary buyer group for SriLankan, the partnership will unquestionably assist develop Australian leisure journey to Sri Lanka. It can even present simple connections for SriLankan Airlines’ passengers flying to Australia through Colombo from the Maldives, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Since relaunching flights to Melbourne in October 2017 and Sydney in June 2020, near one million passengers have travelled with SriLankan Airlines to Australia. The new partnership will improve SriLankan Airlines’ service to Australia because the airline prepares to cruise to new altitudes above the land down underneath.