Royal Jordanian and SriLankan Airlines sign codeshare agreement
Royal Jordanian finalised a new free-sale codeshare agreement with SriLankan Airlines (UL).
Tickets bought according to the codeshare agreement go on sale starting with August 22, 2012, for travel starting August 26. Under the agreement, SriLankan Airlines will be the marketing carrier and will place its marketing carrier code on flights operated by Royal Jordanian (RJ) on the Amman-Colombo route.
This first stage of the agreement might be expanded in the future and transformed into a bilateral agreement, whereby RJ will put its code on the flights of the SriLankan Airlines flying beyond Colombo, after obtaining the necessary traffic rights for each carrier.
RJ President/CEO Amer Hadidi said that RJ is glad to partner with one of Asia’s fastest growing airlines, acknowledged for its high-class service and reliability, particularly that it will become a full-fledged oneworld member next year.
“Our partnership will also allow us to boost the oneworld global network in a region of high air travel demand,” he said.
SriLankan Airlines’ CEO, Kapila Chandrasena, said: “Royal Jordanian becomes SriLankan’s sixth codeshare partner, and the first that is a full-fledged oneworld member. We look forward to a future that will give us more opportunities together with Royal Jordanian, where we will build on the synergies of the two networks and explore avenues of cooperation.”