SriLankan Airlines has partnered with WorldTicket to connect to Deutsche Bahn‘s Rail & Fly solution to offer customers the convenience of booking their entire journey from and to any point in Germany through a single booking when they fly SriLankan. Passengers of SriLankan now have the choice of connecting between Frankfurt Airport and over 5,600 Deutsche Bahn stations including major cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, and Dusseldorf in Germany; Basel in Switzerland; and Salzburg in Austria.
SriLankan has been strategically rebuilding its position and reach in Europe despite COVID-19. The airline relaunched operations to Frankfurt in May 2020 with a thrice weekly schedule, and also re-started flights to Paris and Moscow in 2021 in addition to maintaining its traditional daily frequency to London. Germany is a significant commercial market for the airline, and was the fourth largest source of foreign tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka before the start of the pandemic.
Under the partnership, WorldTicket would be the marketing carrier for the railway sectors operated by Deutsche Bahn.