Feb 27, Colombo: Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, has signed a new codeshare agreement with SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka offering greater choice and convenience for customers of both airlines.
The agreement, which is now in effect, allows Oman Air's customers to book seats on SriLankan Airline's services from Muscat to Singapore, Male, and China via Colombo. In turn, Sri Lankan Airlines' customers will be able to book onto Oman Air's flights from Colombo to Zurich via Muscat.
Oman Air operates Airbus A330s and Boeing B737s on the routes covered by the agreement, whilst Sri Lankan Airlines operates Airbus A320, A330 and A340 aircraft out of Colombo to Male and Singapore.
SriLankan Airlines, CEO Kapila Chandrasena said the present partnership further strengthens the cooperation the two airlines have since 1981 and it will serve to boost tourism and trade between the two countries.
Oman Air's CEO, Wayne Pearce, welcoming the new agreement said it will increase both choice and convenience for customers of the two carriers.
According to Pearce the new agreement will allow Oman Air's customers to book with them to fly to Singapore and increase available connections from Colombo to Male while SriLankan's customers can enjoy Oman Air's services on flights between Muscat and Colombo and between Muscat and Zurich.