oneworld Visit South Asian Sub-Continent pass launched30 April 2014
A new, great value air pass covering travel within the Indian Sub-Continent is launched today by the oneworld® airline alliance and its latest member carrier SriLankan Airlines.
The oneworld Visit South Asian Sub-Continent pass is the latest addition to oneworld's market-leading range of alliance fares. It is available for sale from midnight tonight, as SriLankan becomes part of oneworld.
It covers SriLankan's entire network covering the Indian Sub-Continent:
- In its Sri Lanka home, its Colombo hub along with Hambantota.
- Seven gateways in India – Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram and Tiruchchirappalli.
- The Maldives' Male – where SriLankan is the leading international airline.
- Pakistan's Karachi.
For customers who prefer not to make a return trip to Colombo after visiting each destination, the pass provides the flexibility to include ground transport or other flight connections.
SriLankan Airlines' Chief Executive Kapila Chandrasena said: "SriLankan's addition to oneworld, as the first carrier from the sub-continent to join any global airline alliance, means that it will be easier than ever before to visit our home region – not just enticing Sri Lanka itself but also the Maldives and India.
"The oneworld Visit South Asian Sub-Continent is designed to encourage visitors to sample the wonders of not just our enchanting home country but also neighbouring territories where SriLankan is the leading international airline, such as the Maldives and Southern India – from some of the world's best beaches and reefs, through cultural World Heritage sites and wildlife parks, to some of the most bustling cities on the planet."
oneworld offers the most extensive range of alliance fares available, enabling customers to fly on multiple airlines with attractive savings on regular published fares, whether they want to travel right around the world, or explore one or more continents or regions.
They include two round-the-world tickets, four "Circle" options covering trips through multiple continents and Visit passes for Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Malaysia and now also the South Asian Sub-Continent.
For full details of Visit South Asian Sub-Continent and all oneworld fares, see oneworld.com