Emirates enters into codeshare partnership with India's SpiceJet

FE Online Desk | Published: April 23, 2019 15:00:27 | Updated: April 24, 2019 15:43:24

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President (right) and Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet pose for the camera after signing an MoU

Dubai-based airline giant Emirates recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India’s SpiceJet to enter into a reciprocal codeshare agreement.

The deal will open up new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between India and popular destinations across Africa, America, Europe, and the Middle East, says a press release on Tuesday.

Subject to necessary government approvals, the partnership will also enable Emirates’ passengers to enjoy seamless connectivity on flights to India, leveraging SpiceJet’s strong domestic presence and adding six new destinations: Amritsar, Jaipur, Pune, Mangalore, Madurai, and Calicut - to the nine existing cities in India served by Emirates.

This agreement will bolster Emirates’ network adding a total of 67 weekly connections between Emirates’ hub in Dubai to these six fast growing destinations in India.

SpiceJet passengers travelling from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Amritsar, Jaipur, Pune, Mangalore, Madurai, Kozhikode, and 41 other domestic destinations that the airline operates to, will be able to access Emirates’ expansive network across the globe.

Emirates presently serves a total of nine destinations across India - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram – with over 170 weekly flights.

SpiceJet is India’s second-largest airline in terms of domestic market share. It now serves 51 cities in India and nine international destinations.

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