SriLankan launches codeshare with Russia’s S7

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SriLankan Airlines has launched a codesharing agreement with Russian carrier S7 Airlines that came into effect on 17 December 2013.

The codeshare covers S7-operated services from Moscow to Chelyabinsk, Irkutsk, Kiev, Novosibirsk, St Petersburg, Volgograd and Yekaterinburg. For flights operated by SriLankan, the deal will cover services from Colombo to Bangkok, Male and Moscow.

“The Russian Federation and the Ukraine are very important markets for us and we are very excited at the prospect of accessing key destinations in this region together with S7 Airlines, a highly reputed airline serving a global network, particularly many destinations in the Commonwealth of Independent States,” says SriLankan Airlines chief executive Kapila Chandrasena. “We believe that this partnership will be of great benefit to both airlines.”

S7 Airlines is a member of the Oneworld alliance while SriLankan is a member-elect of the alliance.