SriLankan Airlines, airberlin, NIKI in codeshare deal
COLOMBO (EconomyNext) – SriLankan Airlines has entered into a new codeshare agreement with airberlin, the second largest airline in Germany, and its subsidiary NIKI that will help increase tourism potential between Sri Lanka, Germany and Austria.
The three airlines are to offer daily codeshare flights between Berlin, Vienna and Sri Lanka via Abu Dhabi, which are now available for sale, a statement said.
“Holidaymakers and business travellers alike will enjoy faster and more convenient connectivity between Colombo, Berlin and Vienna via the daily flights operated by SriLankan between Abu Dhabi and Colombo,” Head of Worldwide Sales of SriLankan Airlines Lal Perera said.
“With Germany being one of the mainstays of our European operations for decades, the codeshare with airberlin will further consolidate our direct flights from Frankfurt, which has long been a popular route for German tourists.”
airberlin and NIKI will apply their flight numbers to SriLankan Airlines’ daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Colombo, whilst SriLankan Airlines’ customers can now travel on airberlin and NIKI flights to Berlin-Tegel and Vienna via Abu Dhabi, as a result of the codeshare agreement.
SriLankan Airlines also codeshares to Munich in Germany with Etihad Airways, while the new codeshare with airberlin and NIKI will add a third point in Germany as well as the Austrian capital of Vienna to the Airline’s global network.