Sri Lankan Airlines has inked its codeshare agreement with Air India. The carrier now connects Toronto with Delhi via Colombo. Nonstop operations between Canada and India on this codeshared flight route began November 7 onwards.

“Air India is a valued longtime partner and we are pleased to be teaming up with them to provide this service. Sri Lankan has been expanding our network through a combination of increasing our own destinations and frequencies; and expanding into new markets through codeshares with partner airlines. This is intended to facilitate travel for visitors to Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan residents overseas and Sri Lankans wishing to travel overseas,” says Vipula Gunatilleka, chief executive officer, Sri Lankan Airlines.

The nonstop flight from Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport is supported by rapid connectivity to Colombo with connection times of just four hours for Colombo-Delhi-Toronto and six hours for Toronto-Delhi-Colombo. Flights operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, to and from Toronto. The Delhi-Toronto flight AI187 has the UL code UL3640; while the Toronto-Delhi flight AI188 has the code UL3641.

Sri Lankan and Air India currently codeshare on each other’s flights to a large number of destinations in South Asia, the Far East and the Indian Ocean region.

Sri Lankan Airlines has a route network of 130 cities in 58 countries, including codeshare operations in partnership with the world’s finest airlines. Sri Lankan also connects travellers to over 1,000 cities in 160 countries through its partner airlines.;