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