SriLankan Airlines Avios Redemptions Online!

SriLankan is a airline based in Colombo, which recently joined oneworld just a few days ago. I’m looking forward to flying them sometime soon, because they have a decent route network to Europe, SE Asia, and the Maldives. It’s also great to position for ex-Colombo fares (such as the recent Etihad one).

SriLankan Airlines Avios Redemptions Route Network

SriLankan Airlines Avios Redemptions Route Network

You can now see award availability for SriLankan on the British Airways site. I’ve taken a quick look, and unfortunately award space is pretty crappy. They’re only releasing one business class seat on their routes to SE Asia and the Middle East, and only economy space on their Europe routes and the Maldives.

SriLankan AIrlines Avios Redemption CMB to FCO

SriLankan Airlines Avios Redemption CMB to FCO

SriLankan Airlines Avios Redemption CMB-DXB

SriLankan Airlines Avios Redemption CMB-DXB

Furthermore, Avios for the most part is adding what fuel surcharges would be on an award ticket, but it seem a bit higher. This is what ba.com shows for the taxes and fees breakdown for the Colombo – Dubai flight.

SriLankan Airlines Avios Redemption Taxes and Fees

SriLankan Airlines Avios Redemption Taxes and Fees

This is higher than the ITA matrix breakdown.

SriLankan Airlines Avios ITA Matrix Breakdown

SriLankan Airlines Avios ITA Matrix Breakdown

But other than that, it’s going to be great to use Avios for travel within the Middle East.

SriLankan Airlines Avios Redemptions from Colombo start at just:

4,500 (Economy)/9,000 (Business) Avios

  • Male
  • Bangalore

10,000/20,000 Avios

  • Delhi
  • Singapore
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Bangkok
  • Singapore
  • Mumbai

12,500/25,000 Avios

  • Dubai
  • Doha
  • Jeddah
  • Muscat

20,000/40,000 Avios

  • Shanghai
  • Beijing

25,000/50,000 Avios

  • Paris
  • London
  • Rome
  • Moscow

The real value lies in the flights that are below 25,000 avios, as that unlocks a lot of possibilities for the one-way direct flights within the middle east, as long as the fuel surcharge and award space situation improves. As well, these flights should also be bookable with other oneworld ffp’s, including American and US Airways, which should not charge fuel surcharges. Colombo is under Asia 2 for the American award chart, opening options for heading to Sri Lanka.

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