SriLankan boosts Asia Pacific connections with Jetstar deal

SriLankan Airlines will soon be able to offer a greater range of services to Southeast Asia and Australia, following the launch of a new codeshare agreement with Jetstar Asia.

Photo by Joe Ravi
Photo by Joe Ravi

Commencing on 5 April 2015, SriLankan will start selling seven Jetstar Asia routes from Singapore, connecting to Darwin, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur and Perth.

Passengers will be able to connect to these flights using SriLankan’s existing Colombo-Singapore services, on single-ticket travel with baggage checked through to the final destination.

“We consider this a tremendous opportunity for Sri Lankans who can enjoy greater connectivity from Colombo via its gateway in Singapore to fascinating new destinations of the Southeast and cities in Australia,” said SriLankan’s CEO, Kapila Chandrasena.

“Passengers from those destinations too will now have seamless travel options taking advantage of SriLankan Airlines’ daily services from Singapore to our Colombo hub. Additionally, our customers will be able to connect with our daily frequencies to India, Pakistan and the Maldives further boosting tourism between the two regions,” he added.

Lim Ching Kiat, senior vice president of market development at Singapore’s Changi Airport Group said the new arrangement would “promote greater people flow between South Asia and Southeast Asia/Australia via Changi.”

SriLankan currently operates up to three daily services to Singapore.

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