SriLankan Airlines has signed a deal with Amadeus for a new reservations system.
The deal will facilitate SriLankan's entry into the Oneworld alliance as it will align the airline's IT systems with the other members'.
The first phase of systems migration, covering the reservations, inventory and ticketing modules, is scheduled to be completed this year. The departure control system module migration, meanwhile, will follow in the first half of 2014.
"Implementing Amadeus' Altéa suite is crucial to the evolution and expansion of SriLankan Airlines and our inclusion within the Oneworld global alliance," the airline's chief executive Kapila Chandrasena said in a statement.
Chandrasena told Flightglobal last month that the airline's existing reservations system was "not compatible" with the Oneworld requirements.
This meant that SriLankan's entry into Oneworld is also likely to take place around end-2013 or early 2014, around six months later than expected.