Air Seychelles and SriLankan Airlines pen route network agreement

posted on 29th March 2018 by Jordan Newton
Air Seychelles and SriLankan Airlines pen route network agreement

Air Seychelles and SriLankan Airlines have signed a Special Prorate Agreement (SPA) to provide travellers with greater access and seamless transfers onto each other’s respective route networks, effective from 1 April 2018.

As part of the partnership, passengers with Air Seychelles will be able to purchase through tickets with SriLankan Airlines from Seychelles to Colombo, and onwards to Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore and Tokyo.

In turn, travellers flying with SriLankan Airlines will be able to buy through tickets on domestic flights operated by Air Seychelles between Seychelles and Praslin, as well as international services to Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, Mauritius and Mumbai.

Air Seychelles chief executive officer (CEO), Remco Althuis said: “This deal will provide our guests with more travel options to Asia and, on the reverse side, allow travellers flying with SriLankan Airlines to connect onto our Indian Ocean network.

“Partnerships such as this are essential in widening our reach and providing more value to travellers.”

SriLankan Airlines CEO, Suren Ratwatte said the carrier is confident it will be a “win-win” situation for both, adding: “For SriLankan’s passengers, this will allow easy access to three new destinations in South Africa, Mauritius and Madagascar via Seychelles, while customers of Air Seychelles will have enhanced options to connect to India and the Far East on SriLankan flights.”