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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Sri Lankan Airlines 'Fly Smiles with Rewards and Delights

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Colombo, 23 January, ( Sri Lankan Airlines 'Fly Smiles' has delivered on its promise to be 'The Frequent Flyer Programme that Rewrds and Delights' by launching partnerships with ten major companies to provide a wide range of exciting rewards for its members worldwide.

At a Press briefing held at Hotel Taj Samudra, it was announced that the Programme has signed agreements with Malaysia Airlines, Etihad Airways, Dialog Telekom, American Express, Standard Chartered, Traveling Contact, Hertz, Siddhalepa, Decan Aviation (Lanka) and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces.

Manoj Gunawardena, CEO, Sri Lankan Arlines said that they have selected their partners with great care and everyone of them add considerable value to the Fly Smiles programme and enrich the member's journey from the beginning to the end. They are committed to continuously enhance and expand the rewards opportunities for their members and intend to selectively sign up more partners soon.

The ten partners provide services through Fly Smiles co-branded credit cards (American Express Platinum, and Standard Chartered Gold and Classic), communications (Travelling Connect and Dialog Telekom), international air travel (Malaysia Airlines and Etihad Airways), domestic air travel )Deccan Aviation), hotels (Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces) car rentals (Hertz) and spas (Siddhalepa).

A unique aspect of the new [partnerships is that members will also earn Fly Smiles Miles (points) during their day to day actiities even without traveling simply by using Fly Smiles co-branded credit cards for everyday purchases, using their mobile phones and many other methods. Another aspect of the partnership is the value addition extended to the partner pogrammes while will enable members to earn additional miles. S8imilarly most partners have also extended value additions in terms of discounts and enhanced services to Fly Smiles members.

Obtaining membership is easy. Fill up a form at any Sri Lankan Ticket office in Sri Lanka or overseas, visit the Fly Smiles Service Centre at Colombo's World Trade CEntre, at Bandaranaike International Airport, on board flights or at

Fly Smiles has three tiers of membership - Gold, Silver and Blue and according to the number of miles flown by each member. Every mile flown is credited as one Fly Smiles Mile. Silver membership is for those who earn over 25,000 miles or fly a minimum of 20 sectors within a calendar year. Gold membership is for those with more than 50,000 miles or 40 sectors. Silver members received a 25% bonus for every mile flown, and Gold members a 50% for every mile flown.

All members are entitled to free air tickets, upgrades to Business Cass, pre-assigned seating, and priority wait-listing. Gold and Silver members receive even more benefits including the use of Sri Lankan' s executive lounge, the Palm Strip Lounge at Colombo's Bandaranayake International Airport (Gold members can even take a guest), priority check-in, enhance d baggage allowances, and priority baggage delivery.

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