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How SriLankan Airlines and Korean Air’s New Codeshare Partnership Allows you to Explore More Destinations!

SriLankan Airlines and Korean Airlines announce a new codeshare partnership!

If you’re looking for enhanced travel options between Colombo and Seoul, these two airlines just opened up new opportunities! SriLankan Airlines and Korean Air announced a new codeshare partnership, effective 15th March 2024. With this codeshare partnership, travellers can explore enhanced connections and travel options between Sri Lanka and Seoul.

The new partnership allows SriLankan Airlines to codeshare on flights operated between Singapore and Seoul Incheon by Korean Air. With this, passengers can travel on a single, Sri Lankan Airlines ticket between Colombo and Incheon via Singapore! In addition to this, Korean Air will codeshare on flights operated by SriLankan Airlines between Colombo and the cities of Seoul Incheon; Singapore; Chennai; and Male’, Maldives! In addition to enhanced travel opportunities, these airlines also offer a budget-friendly option to explore luxury destinations such as the Maldives.

We are delighted to launch our first-ever codeshare partnership with Korean Air, and boost the connectivity between Colombo and Seoul. The passanger traffic between the two cities continues to exceed our expectations, and the partnership will only help us grow our presence in this route in a manner that is fast and economical for the airline, and give more reasons for customers to choose SriLankan Airlines, says Richard Nuttall – Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines.

With SriLankan Airlines tapping into Korean Air’s extensive Far Eastern network through this collaboration, passengers of SriLankan now have the choice of daily flights between Colombo and Seoul via Singapore.

Additionally, passengers of Korean Air also gain access to SriLankan Airlines’ high-powered network in the Indian subcontinent. The airline operates nearly 100 flights a week across nine Indian cities and 23 flights a week to the Maldives. This includes triple daily plus flights between Colombo and Chennai and triple-daily flights between Colombo and Male’, Maldives.

With this codeshare agreement, travellers can explore increased flight choices, streamlined connections, and improved market presence. Both SriLankan Airlines and Korean Air are poised to deliver an enhanced travel experience for passengers.

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Hawaiian Airlines’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Welcomes First Guests!

Hawaiian Airlines has just marked the arrival of the inaugural flight of its new flagship aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The airline, which is celebrating 93 years in 2024 is is the largest operator of commercial flights to and from the island state of Hawaii. Additionally, the airline is also the 24th-largest commercial airline in the United States.

The inaugural flight for Hawaiian Airlines’ new flagship aircraft Aircraft N781N has been named named Kapuahi. This name directly translated to a star known as Aldebaran in Western astronomy.

Today marks an incredible achievement for all of us at Hawaiian Airlines and I’d like to thank all of our teammates, Boeing and our many partners for helping us make this moment possible. Our 787-9 is a true flagship product that, when paired with the award-winning hospitality of our crew, will provide guests with an unforgettable Hawaiʻi travel experience, says Peter Ingram – president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines.

The guests of the inaugural Hawaiian Airlines flight also had the lucky chance to be the first to watch the brand new safety video on the airline. The tag-line ‘Aloha and welcome aboard’ welcomes the passengers, as the crew talks through the safety procedures. The safety video also showcases the beauty of Hawaii, allowing travellers a first glimpse into the beautiful island.

A Look Into the Cabins of Hawaiian Airlines

The 34 Leihōkū (garland of stars) suites of the airline features lie-flat seating. With this, Hawaiian Airlines welcome travelers with an 18-inch in-flight entertainment screen, as well as personal power outlets, wireless cell phone charging, and direct aisle access. The suites also offers privacy or a shared experience, allowing couples to fall asleep.

The main cabin consists of 266 Collins Aerospace Aspire seats with ergonomically contoured back and armrests. This seat can be maximized into a living space, offering more shoulder and hip room. Additionally, the cabin also features a 12-inch seatback monitor with USB-A and USB-C charging ports. Main Cabin guests can also select from 79 Extra Comfort seats to enjoy more legroom and access to AC power outlets.

Hawaii has been an increasingly popular destination among travellers. As of recent, Hawaii has yet again picked up its popularity as a dream wedding destination as well. Travellers who love the islands compare it to other beach destinations such as The Maldives.

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