Seamless Exit

Ishara S. Kodikara | AFP | Getty Images Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, center, speaks to supporters at the prime minister's official residence in Colombo on December 16, 2018, after he was reappointed as prime minister by Sri Lanka's president, the same man who fired him from the job nearly two months ago.

Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, rolled out its new global electronic ticketing system last week, ushering in coupon-free travel to and from Colombo and 26 other destinations throughout its global network.
This will provide Emirates passengers travelling to and from Sri Lanka with a convenient, secure and paper-less ticket option for the first time.rn

rnEmirates e-tickets currently can be obtained through its own centres and will be made available to the travel trade, via Galileo – the reservation system for travel agents – in Australia and New Zealand by end-May; USA and Europe by 15th June; Far East by 1st July; and the Indian subcontinent and Kenya by 15th July. In a years time, the airline will make e-ticketing available worldwide through most other Global Distribution Systems (GDS) as well.rn

rnThe introduction of E-tickets, virtual versions of the traditional paper air tickets, means that commercial passengers, who book travel at Emirates offices or on-line at www.emirates.co