SriLankan Airlines code-sharing associations contribute to a stage of 2 million tourists
The smooth functioning of the SriLankan Airlines shared associations in the Western and Central Europe region region contributed significantly to the growth of tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka in 2016, which increased by 14% and surpassed the 2 million mark.
SriLankan made a significant change in the strategy during the fourth quarter of 2016 to expand services to the Middle East, South and East Asia East Asia, which included the launch of 11 new destinations and increasing Frequencies to existing destinations, Making European roads. The changes resulted in SriLankan expanding its global network of 101 destinations in 47 countries. It is also today the largest foreign company in India, serving 11 cities with more than 100 frequencies, as well as being the largest airline operating in both Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
SriLankan established effective code-sharing agreements with the airlines partners for passenger transport in Colombo from most of Europe as suspended services in Paris, Frankfurt and Rome in November 2016. Significantly, each of These tourism markets recorded a significant increase in the growth of tourists in Sri Lanka and growth was not affected by the suspension of direct air services due to the practical services offered by SriLankan code-share partner airlines. Arrivals from Germany for December 2016 totaled 11,994, an increase of 5.9% compared to December 2015; And arrivals from France in December 2016 totaled 7061, up 11.5% from 7871 in December to 2015.
SriLankan has code-share agreements with many airlines around the world that provide air services that strengthen the global network of the national company and help the Sri Lanka market as a tourist destination code.
According to the Tourism Development Authority of Sri Lanka, the WCE region is the largest tourist region in Sri Lanka in 2016, with a total of 643,333 visitors, an increase of 16.5% compared to 2015. Was even more than South Asia (513,536) (425,161), although both regions with the two largest countries in the tourism market - India and China.
The contribution of Western and Central Europe came mainly from the United Kingdom (188,159), Germany (133,275) and France (96,440), but there was also a large number of tourists from Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Austria, Belgium and Norway, each of which generated more than 10,000 visitors. Russia, Ukraine, Poland and the Czech Republic, although classified by the SLTDA as the countries of Eastern Europe, also made other significant contributions totaling 161,171 tourists