By Sam Bridge
New codeshare agreement will increase the number of flights between Bahrain and Sri Lanka
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, and Sri Lankan Airlines have entered into a codeshare partnership with effect from Wednesday, significantly enhancing the travel options of their respective customers.
The partnership will further strengthen the commercial ties between Bahrain and the Sri Lanka, Gulf Air said in a statement.
Under the agreement, Sri Lankan Airlines will place its ‘UL’ code on Gulf Air’s flights from Bahrain to Colombo, the Greek capital Athens, Larnaca in Cyprus and the Moroccan city of Casablanca.
Gulf Air will in turn place its ‘GF’ code on Sri Lankan Airlines’ flights from Colombo to Bahrain.
Krešimir Kučko, Gulf Air’s CEO said: “We are happy to sign this codeshare agreement with Sri Lankan Airlines and increase number of direct flights between the Kingdom of Bahrain and Sri Lanka."
He added: “We value our partnerships and Sri Lankan is our newest codeshare partner in our overall strategy to expand our operations. I feel confident that this codeshare will add value to customers of both airlines."
Vipula Gunatilleka, Sri Lankan Airlines’ group CEO said: “We are pleased to enter into this codeshare agreement with Gulf Air. It is part of Sri Lankan’s operational strategy create and strengthen partnerships with airlines of globally reputation in terms of quality, service and reliability and we have no doubt that Sri Lankan’s valued passengers will enjoy their travel with Gulf Air.”