The New Codeshare Boosting Colombo-Seoul Travel Options

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Great news for travelers looking for more options and smoother connections between Colombo and Seoul! SriLankan Airlines and Korean Air have officially activated a new codeshare partnership.

Effective from March 15, 2024, it offers enhanced travel options and connections for passengers traveling between Colombo and Seoul.

The Colombo-Seoul Connection

SriLankan Airlines and Korean Air have now joined forces, offering access to a wider range of flights.

This new collaboration allows passengers to book a single ticket with SriLankan Airlines for travel between Colombo and Seoul.

This will apply even if the flight involves a connection in Singapore operated by Korean Air. Korean Air will also codeshare on other SriLankan Airlines flights. This will apply between Colombo and Seoul, Singapore, Chennai India, and Male Maldives.

Increased Flight Frequency

SriLankan Airlines currently offers two direct flights per week between Colombo and Seoul. By tapping into Korean Air’s extensive network, SriLankan Airlines passengers can now enjoy the convenience of daily flights between Colombo and Seoul via Singapore.

Korean Air passengers will also benefit from this partnership. They will gain access to SriLankan Airlines’ strong network within the Indian subcontinent.

This includes nearly 100 weekly flights across nine Indian cities and 23 flights per week to the Maldives. Also accessible are frequent connections between Colombo and Chennai, and Colombo and Male.

Booking and Benefits

SriLankan Airlines, Korean Air, and travel agencies all sell tickets for these codeshare flights.

Passengers will enjoy the ease of booking a single ticket for multi-sector journeys, along with the convenience of through check-in and baggage transfer.

About SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines is the national carrier of Sri Lanka. It is a member of the Oneworld airline alliance, which connects passengers to over 1,000 destinations with 17 member airlines.

SriLankan Airlines has won a number of awards for its service, including the “Superior Achievement in Passenger Experience” award from APEX in 2015.

SriLankan Airlines treats passengers to a variety of Sri Lankan and international cuisine on board. It also offers a range of in-flight entertainment options, including movies, TV shows, and music.

SriLankan Airlines prioritizes providing its passengers with a high-quality travel experience as they continue to grow. The airline is a major player in the Sri Lankan economy and plays an important role in tourism in the country.

A Korean Air flight climbs after takeoff.
Photo Credit: Korean Air

About Korean Air

Korean Air is the flag carrier of South Korea, its largest airline based on fleet size, international destinations served, and international flights offered. It is owned by the Hanjin Group.

Korean Air is a founding member of the SkyTeam alliance, a global airline alliance with 19 member airlines working together to offer seamless travel experiences to passengers around the world.

This alliance allows Korean Air passengers to connect to over 1,150 destinations offered by SkyTeam member airlines.

Korean Air is consistently ranked among the top airlines in the world. It has been awarded a 5-star Skytrax Airline Rating and is considered a leader in the airline industry.


This new codeshare agreement marks a step forward in strengthening travel links between Sri Lanka and South Korea.

By offering more flight choices, streamlined connections, and a broader market presence, both airlines boost the travel experience for their respective passengers.

The potential for increased two-way international traffic also fosters closer ties between the two nations.

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