COLOMBO, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- SriLankan Airlines and Emirates have signed a reciprocal interline agreement to boost connectivity for passengers, local media reported here on Tuesday.
The partnership will enable access to new points on each other's networks via Colombo and Dubai, utilizing a single ticket and enjoying the convenience of baggage transfers, said the local media.
It is reported that the interline partnership gives Emirates passengers access to 15 regional destinations operated by SriLankan Airlines via Colombo, while SriLankan Airlines' passengers can connect to 15 cities operated by Emirates including destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Russia and the United States.
"The partnership provides more options to connect to and from Sri Lanka, assisting both Sri Lankan passengers at home and abroad, and supports tourism growth to the Pearl of the Indian Ocean," Richard Nuttall, chief executive officer of SriLankan Airlines was quoted as saying. ■