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Markam
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SriLankan Officially Joins Oneworld Alliance

Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:29 pm

The Oneworld website already includes SriLankan Airlines in the alliance's lineup (I guess because it is already May 1st in some parts of the world), so it looks like their membership is already official:

http://www.oneworld.com/member-airlines/sri-lankan-airlines

A picture of a UL A330-200 on OW livery can be found in this related thread:

SriLankan One World Aircraft Picture Circulating..

[Edited 2014-04-30 06:46:19]
 
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RE: SriLankan Officially Joins Oneworld Alliance

Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:41 pm

Finally after a long wait. Can't wait see some kind of cooperation between BA and UL. That would be awesome.
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RE: SriLankan Officially Joins Oneworld Alliance

Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:47 pm

Official OW press release, courtesy of KarelXWB:

http://bit.ly/1kgnoA9
 
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RE: SriLankan Officially Joins Oneworld Alliance

Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:09 pm

What a year for oneworld!
US, MH, QR, JJ and now UL.....
This undoubtedly had reshaped the 3-alliance picture.

Anyone can shed light on the current force and balance between the 3 alliances?

[Edited 2014-04-30 07:10:57]
 
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RE: SriLankan Officially Joins Oneworld Alliance

Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:16 pm

So, what does Sri Lankan bring to the group? More Indian destinations?
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RE: SriLankan Officially Joins Oneworld Alliance

Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:40 pm

Quoting flythere (Reply 3):
Anyone can shed light on the current force and balance between the 3 alliances?

Well I just completed a comparison of the three alliances with the most recent figures available. Just in terms of annual pax breaks down like this:

Star Alliance - 636.82m Annual Pax
OneWorld - 500m (incl. Sri Lankan and other additions)
Sky Team - 588m

So, OneWorld still appears to be the smallest of the 3. Let me know if anyone is interested in the file which also includes departure counts, revenue, fleet, RPKs
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RE: SriLankan Officially Joins Oneworld Alliance

Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:54 pm

Quoting gkirk (Reply 4):
So, what does Sri Lankan bring to the group? More Indian destinations?

Just one domestic route to Hambantota and Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu South Eastern India -Not a right lot really is it ?

[Edited 2014-04-30 07:55:36]
 
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RE: SriLankan Officially Joins Oneworld Alliance

Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:58 pm

Quoting SkyTeam7488 (Reply 5):
So, OneWorld still appears to be the smallest of the 3. Let me know if anyone is interested in the file which also includes departure counts, revenue, fleet, RPKs

Yes please. I think by destinations it's 9xx for oneworld and 12xx for Star.
 
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RE: SriLankan Officially Joins Oneworld Alliance

Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:51 pm

Quoting gkirk (Reply 4):
So, what does Sri Lankan bring to the group? More Indian destinations?

I suspect with the earlier arrival of QR into OW the incremental benefit of UL joining has been reduced by a handful of Indian cities served by them both.

In the long term as long as UL offer a quality of service that doesn't downgrade the level of service within the alliance as a whole then what harm is there in them joining? On the other side of the coin UL being linked with some major world wide airlines can only stand them in good stead and help them to develop into something stronger and potentially of more vlaue to OW.
 
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RE: SriLankan Officially Joins Oneworld Alliance

Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:38 pm

A few pictures (including an A330 in oneworld livery) of the ceremony can be found here:

http://atwonline.com/photo-galleries...-srilankan-airlines-joins-oneworld
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RE: SriLankan Officially Joins Oneworld Alliance

Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:54 pm

Quoting flythere (Reply 3):
http://atwonline.com/photo-galleries...-srilankan-airlines-joins-oneworld

I believe MH joined last year February..
 
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RE: SriLankan Officially Joins Oneworld Alliance

Thu May 01, 2014 3:26 am

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 6):
Just one domestic route to Hambantota and Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu South Eastern India -Not a right lot really is it ?

Funny that you mention it, I was just on the CMB-HRI flight 3 days ago on UL'a A330-200, what an important route to the country that is. (is a 5hrs drive or a 30mins flight, take your pick)

P.S. UL also serve HRI from PVG, MLE, MAA, RUH and TRZ.

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RE: SriLankan Officially Joins Oneworld Alliance

Thu May 01, 2014 3:43 am

Congrats to oneworld, hopefully with an upswing in tourism this airline and it's beautiful peoples have a bright future ahead. I work with a large number of ex UL employees Nd cannot speak highly enough of every single one of them! Their professionalism, warmth and generosity is extraordinary! I can only imagine what the customer service on UL can be like.

I would love to see UL back in MEL, there is a large Sri Lankan popultion here, many of whom are quiet wealth and travel and all who travel back to Sri Lanka frequently. Also with growing high end tourism I'm sure even a three weekly service would work, and be built up. Especially with decent feed from QF. Do they have the aircraft for expansion?
 
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RE: SriLankan Officially Joins Oneworld Alliance

Thu May 01, 2014 4:30 am

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 12):
I would love to see UL back in MEL, there is a large Sri Lankan popultion here, many of whom are quiet wealth and travel and all who travel back to Sri Lanka frequently. Also with growing high end tourism I'm sure even a three weekly service would work, and be built up. Especially with decent feed from QF. Do they have the aircraft for expansion?

I think the Srilankan community in MEL has ample options to get to CMB with SQ, MH, EK amongst others...
 
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RE: SriLankan Officially Joins Oneworld Alliance

Thu May 01, 2014 4:40 am

I flew them last year, Bangkok to Colombo, round trip.
It was business class. Services was sensational, rivaling Singapore Airlines. Food was only decent.
Planes were in good shape for the short-route.
Definitely an enjoyable flight. Good news for Oneworld.

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