Airlines SpiceJet and Emirates sign codeshare agreement
Airlines SpiceJet and Emirates have announced that the carriers have signed a codeshare and interline agreement.
The agreement will be launched in early 2020 and will give travellers from both airlines a more seamless access to both carrier´s networks. It is the first ever codeshare agreement signed by SpiceJet.
Customers that are travelling to India can take advantage of additional flight options on both airlines. Especially flights to Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Cochin and Delhi will be served by both SpiceJet and Emirates. Emirates customers can now connect in Dubai to SpiceJet services to Amritsar, Calicut, Mangalore, Madurai, Jaipur and Pune.
Emirates have been working together with Indian companies in the past. This latest codeshare agreement will furthermore strengthen both countries´ economy. Emirates announced that it hopes to underline its partnership with SpiceJet in the coming months. In October 1985, Emirates performed the first flight between Dubai and Delhi and Mumbai.
Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer said: “Emirates has historically shared a close and collaborative bond with India. In the last decade, we have flown more than 50 million customers on our Indian routes, which we now serve with 170 weekly services from Dubai. Our partnership will help us leverage SpiceJet’s extensive route network, so that our customers who are visiting friends and family can fly closer to their hometowns, while tourists can more easily access many of the incredible sights and sounds India has to offer."
In a statement, Emirates explained the codeshare agreement: “The codeshare agreement means travellers from across the globe can book a single ticket with attractive fares to any of Emirates’ nine points across India and connect onwards to 172 domestic routes that are part of SpiceJet’s network. SpiceJet’s domestic network includes popular destinations like Goa, Dehradun, Dharamshala, Jaisalmer, Jammu, Srinagar, Leh, Guwahati, Pondicherry, Port Blair, Shirdi, Tirupati, Udaipur and Varanasi.”
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet concluded: “We are very pleased to partner with Emirates for this new codeshare agreement which will offer a seamless travel experience and the widest possible travel options to our passengers travelling to and from Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East. This codeshare will further strengthen our position in the region and complement our international expansion strategy.”
Emirates Airline is one of the worlds´s largest international airlines and operates flights out of Dubai to 159 destinations in 85 countries. The fleet consists of 269 Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s. The group employs more than 13,700 Indian nationals globally.
SpiceJet is a leading low-cost carrier in India, which offers 630 daily flights on average. The airline serves 64 destinations, of which 10 are international routes. Currently, the fleet consists of 82 Boeing 737s, 32 Bombardier Q-400s and four B737 freighters.
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