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April 10, 2017

SriLankan Airlines rolls out virtual card for frequent flyers

By Douglas Blakey

SriLankan Airlines has rolled out a virtual card under its frequent flyer programme, FlySmiLes, to offer travellers a smooth and hassle-free journey.

The flag carrier of Sri Lanka said that the new initiative will improve convenience for frequent flyers while fulfilling its goal to trim down its carbon footprint.

FlySmiLes members with entry level Blue status, Baggage Bonus, and co-branded Silver card holders will not get a plastic version of the card. However, FlySmiLes cardholders aligned with oneworld tiers – Platinum (oneworld Emerald), Gold (oneworld Sapphire) and Classic (oneworld Ruby) – will be getting a plastic version of the card to enjoy oneworld partner airline privileges.

SriLankan Airlines chief commercial officer Siva Ramachandran said: “The FlySmiLes digital card initiative will make the skies greener whilst promoting sustainable and responsible air travel.

“We are committed to reinvent and enhance the experience of flying SriLankan Airlines – and the launch of the digital FlySmiLes frequent flyer card is yet another initiative towards offering greater convenience and mobility to our passengers.”

During their travel, passengers can simply display and access their digital cards on Apple or Android supported smartphones and tablets to avail greater convenience.

In order to use the virtual card, users need to download the SriLankan App, click on FlySmiLes, log into their FlySmiLes account and obtain the digital card by clicking ‘Digital FFP card’ on the menu. Subsequently, the digital card will be available for future use.

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