"We are confident that this partnership with Finnair will expand SriLankan’s reach to the Scandinavian region; thereby increasing Scandinavian tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka and facilitate more visitors to the Scandinavian region from Sri Lanka and South Asia,"SriLankan Airlines, Head of Commercial Operations Mohamed Fazeel said the partnership will expand the carriers reach to the Scandinavian region and increase tourist arrival to the island and also South Asia visitor to Europe.
Finnair is a member of OneWorld, a global airline alliance the SriLankan has just joined.
"…Finnair has looked forward to working with its new alliance partner and establishing a codeshare agreement that would expand our network and benefit both airlines’ customers,” says PekkaVauramo, Finnair’s VP Commercial Partnerships.
“Finnair customers can now take advantage of better opportunities to visit and discover the island nation of Sri Lanka.”
SriLankan said it would soon launch codeshare flights to Russia's S7 airlines and are in 'advanced' talks with other one world members.