Fareportal and its companies once again recognized for annual sales performance
November 04, 2014 — Travelong, a Fareportal company, announced today that it received an outstanding sales performance award from SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka. This marks the second consecutive recognition of Fareportal and its companies by the airline.
“Congratulations to Travelong on receiving the Silver Award for USA, We value our partnership and thank the Travelong team for their remarkable sales achievement for SriLankan Airlines in 2013/2014,” said Dillan Ariyawansa, head of SriLankan Airlines North America.
The award was presented during the 2014 Agent Awards ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York on October 9, 2014, by Nishantha Wickremasinghe, chairman of SriLankan Airlines, Dillan Ariyawansa, head of SriLankan Airlines North America and Ajith De Alwis, operations manager of SriLankan Airlines USA.
“We are extremely proud to receive the Silver award from SriLankan Airlines for outstanding sales in 2013/2014,” said Sanjay Hathiramani, senior vice president of supplier relations at Fareportal, the parent company of Travelong and CheapOair. “To be continuously recognized by SriLankan Airlines further validates our commitment to providing the best value and unmatched choice for our consumers.”
According to Wickremasinghe, tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka have reached an all-time high since 2012, with double digit growth expected in 2014. Similarly, Travelong bookings to Sri Lanka have continued to increase every year, with frequent promotions encouraging customers to take advantage of Travelong’s flight-focused search engine, cheapest fares and fastest booking path in the industry to find affordable travel deals to one of the world’s most exciting destinations, Sri Lanka.
About SriLankan Airlines
SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier for Sri Lanka and the newest member of the oneworld alliance, is an award-winning airline with a firm reputation as a global leader in service, comfort, safety, reliability, and punctuality. Awards include World’s Friendliest Cabin Staff by Skytrax, Best Airline in South Asia from Travel Trade Gazette, World’s Most Reliable Operator of Airbus A330s and A340s by Airbus Industrie, and the Etihad Global Excellence Award for Best Regional Caterer. Launched in 1979, the airline’s hubs are located at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, Hambantota providing convenient connections to its global network (including codeshare partners) of 89 destinations in 44 countries around the world. SriLankan has mutual code share services with Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Air Canada, Alitalia, Oman Air, Siberian Airlines, Finnair, Asiana Airlines and Mihin Lanka.
SriLankan Airlines joined the oneworld airline alliance on May 1, 2014 this year as the first carrier from the Indian Sub-continent. SriLankan now flies alongside some of the biggest and premier brands in the airline business – airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian and S7 airlines. Together with its oneworld membership, the flagship carrier of Sri Lanka offers its customers convenient connections to a thousand destinations in over 150 countries, opportunities to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles any oneworld carrier and access to over 500 lounges for top tier frequent flyers.
Fareportal is a travel technology company that powers hybrid (online/traditional) travel agencies. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated contact centers, Fareportal has forged strong industry partnerships with over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels and 100s of car rental companies to serve millions of customers every year. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal’s airline partners benefit from access to a broad customer base that books high-yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at a rate higher than the industry average. To learn more, visit http://www.fareportal.com.