SriLankan Airlines’ FlySmiLes partners Aitken Spence Hotels and Resorts to offer a wide array of exciting benefits to the airline’s frequent flyers. With the new partnership, FlySmiLes members will now have the opportunity to earn and redeem miles for their stays at any Aitken Spence hotel in Sri Lanka.
Accordingly, FlySmiLes members can now earn 200 FlySmiLes Miles per night at Heritance Ahungalla, Heritance Kandalama, Heritance Tea Factory and Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara; and 100 FlySmiLes Miles per night at Earl's Regency, The Sands, Hotel Hilltop and Bandarawela hotel.
Aitken Spence Hotels’ Vice President- Sales and Marketing, Mr. Althaf Mohamed Ali said, “We are delighted to sign this partnership with SriLankan Airlines; being able to provide our guests with the facility to earn and redeem FlySmiLes miles while staying at our hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka, is an exciting opportunity. We believe that the strategic alliance formed complements our synergies which will prove to be mutually beneficial to all stakeholders.”
SriLankan Airlines, Head of Commercial Operations Mr. Mohammad Fazeel said, “SriLankan Airlines, as the national carrier, has always been looking for new avenues to reward its FlySmiLes members. With the latest partnership with Aitken Spence Hotels, FlySmiLes members will have access to more rewards, benefits and more ways of earning and burning miles. With the Airline’s entry to oneworld alliance on May 1st this year, they will have the privilege of earning and redeeming miles whenever they fly with any of the oneworld member airlines.”
With the new partnership, FlySmiLes members can also redeem their Miles by obtaining vouchers in denominations of LKR 1,000, 5,000, and10,000 from FlySmiLes, to settle in full or in part for their stays at any Aitken Spence hotel. In order to earn miles members are required to quote the FlySmiLes Membership number at the time of the reservation and also produce the FlySmiLes membership card upon check-in. To redeem miles members are required to call FlySmiLes Call centre on +94(0) 19733 3333. For more details log on to www.flysmiles.com
Aitken Spence Hotels operates a chain of 24 hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka, Maldives, India and Oman. With many years in the hotels industry, the company’s’ expertise in hotel design, building and management is complimented by its dedication and commitment to excellence in everything on offer. Located in some of the key tourist locations each of the chains leading hotels caters to a diverse client base.
From 1 May, FlySmiLes will include two new membership tiers to its programme - Platinum and Classic. Thereon, membership tiers will progress from the entry level Blue, to Classic, Silver, Gold and its new top-level Platinum.
The top tier frequent flyer categories of Platinum, Gold, and Classic - the new FlySmiLes Club - will be matched with the corresponding oneworld tiers, Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby respectively. Holders of these top level cards will receive benefits, privileges and recognition across the entire oneworld network, when they fly with any oneworld member airline.
About Aitken Spence Hotels and Resorts
Aitken Spence Hotels boasts of having a hotel suited to every need and budget while maintaining the highest standards of hospitality. The chain includes award winning resorts, distinctive properties, layover and niche market hotels. Aitken Spence Hotels have received many accolades for their environmentally friendly operations which demonstrate their strengthened commitment towards the individual environments in which they operate in and their responsiveness towards the crisis faced with regards to the depletion of natural resources.
The Chain boasts (remove - of exotic properties such as Barefoot at Havelock located on the “The Best Beach in Asia” as rated by the Time Magazine) award winning eco-friendly properties, such as Heritance Kandalama, situated in close proximity to five UNESCO world heritage sites and Desert Nights Camp, Al Wasil, Oman, rated as one of the top ten desert retreats in the world. The Chain’s Heritance Tea Factory has been voted by the Independent, UK as one of the ‘Top Five Factory Hotels’ in the world and one of the best 100 places to stay in the world.
The company's unique resorts operate under the brand Heritance. The Heritance Hotels and Resorts portfolio includes Heritance Kandalama, Heritance Ahungalla, Heritance Tea Factory and Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara.
About SriLankan Airlines:
SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier for Sri Lanka, 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 79 destinations in 37 countries around the world. SriLankan has mutual code share services with Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Air Canada, Royal Jordanian, Alitalia and Mihin Lanka. Air India and Saudi Arabian Airlines also code share on some of SriLankan Airlines’ routes.