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Air Canada and SriLankan Airlines form Codeshare

Oct. 20, 2011, Montreal - Air Canada and SriLankan Airlines announced today a code share agreement that will make flying between Canada and Sri Lanka more convenient.


October 20, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

Air Canada is pleased to code share with SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, as this will enhance access from Canada to Sri Lanka," said Yves Dufresne, Vice-President Alliances, International Operations and Regulatory Affairs at Air Canada. "The travel market between Canada and Sri Lanka has been growing at a double-digit rate and this agreement will allow customers to easily connect at our main European gateways of Frankfurt, London and Paris. The code share agreement gives us the ability to offer customers connections between Air Canada and SriLankan on a single ticket itinerary, checked-through baggage and other benefits that will create a seamless travel experience."

"This code share between the two national carriers opens up several key points in Canada in addition to the main cities of Toronto and Montreal and will be a tremendous boost to tourism between the two countries. Additionally, Canada is home to Sri Lanka's largest expatriate community and we greatly value this opportunity to provide a seamless service to our people who live in Canada on SriLankan Airlines with our code share partner, Air Canada," said Mr. G. T. Jeyaseelan, Chief Marketing Officer, SriLankan Airlines.