TOKYO November 25, 2014:Japan Airlines (JAL) and SriLankan Airlines (UL), both members of oneworld® alliance, have agreed to implement a codeshare relationship with each other for the first time and will commence codeshare flights from December 2, 2014 on UL-operated flights between Tokyo (Narita) and Colombo, the flights between Colombo and Male, as well as the flights between Bangkok and Colombo. Meanwhile, UL will place its flight indicator on JL-operated flights between Tokyo (Narita) and Seoul (Inchon), Pusan, the flights between Kansai, Chubu and Bangkok, as well as the flights between Tokyo (Narita) and Itami, Chubu in Japan.
JAL will strengthen the partnership with UL and the new codeshare services on UL operated non-stop flights from Tokyo to Colombo will offer the customers more convenience and service benefits.
*All codeshare flights are subject to government approval.
New Codeshare Flights
Reservations and sales of the new UL and JL coded flights will begin on December 2, 2014.
Flights between Tokyo (Narita) and Colombo:
Flights between Colombo and Male, Flights between Bangkok and Colombo:
(*)Via Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)
About SriLankan Airlines:
SriLankan Airlines was established in 1979(as Air Lanka) and today it is not only the flag carrier airline for Sri Lanka but also the largest international airline serving the Maldives. It operates 22 aircrafts - including Airbus A320, A330-200, A330-300, A340-300, and carried 4.3 million passengers last year between its Colombo base and 32 destinations in 20 countries across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. SriLankan Airlines joined oneworld alliance on May 1, 2014.
About Japan Airlines:
Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld alliance, the airline now reaches more than 254 airports in 41 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of more than 220 aircraft. JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), the airline's loyalty program, has reached over 27 million members worldwide. Awarded the most punctual major international airlines in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013, JAL is committed to providing customers the highest levels of flight safety and supreme quality in every aspect of its services and aims to become the world’s most preferred airline.