Emirates and SpiceJet have announced a codeshare agreement to allow both the airlines to take advantage of each others network.
The airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which following regulatory approvals will allow SpiceJet to place its code and offer connections on Emirates vast international network.
Emirates will gain access to 51 domestic destinations with 10 direct destinations where SpiceJet operates flights from Dubai and a further 41 through a connection in India. This will help the airline expand its footprint in India over the 67 weekly flights, it already operates.
The middle eastern giant has been increasing partnerships with regional carriers to offer passengers connections to cities that cannot support the airline’s wide-bodies. Two years ago the Emirates began to closely integrate operations with flyDubai to offer more regional connections.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet
“I am delighted to announce that as part of SpiceJet’s international expansion strategy, we have signed a MoU for a codeshare agreement with Emirates. This new partnership should immensely benefit passengers travelling on both airlines. While SpiceJet passengers from across India will be able to enjoy seamless connectivity leveraging Emirates vast network across Europe, Africa, America and the Middle East those travelling to India on Emirates will be able to travel to 51 destinations across our domestic network.”
Adnan Kazim, Divisional Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Revenue Optimization and Aeropolitical affairs, Emirates
“Our journey in India has been defined by progressive investment, partnership and growth. We constantly try to improve and provide our customers with greater flexibility and travel choices. This partnership with SpiceJet and the mutual expansion of our network will go a long way in further enhancing the travel experience of our customers in India as well as those heading into India, benefiting travellers and businesses alike,”