Emirates Airline has formalised a new codeshare and interline agreement with India-based SpiceJet, giving passengers travelling to and from the country seamless access to a wider network.
Starting from early 2020, customers travelling to India can take advantage of many more flight options on routes common to both airlines, including Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Cochin and Delhi. Emirates Airline customers can conveniently book and connect seamlessly in Dubai on direct services to Amritsar, Calicut, Mangalore, Madurai, Jaipur and Pune – all served by SpiceJet.
The codeshare agreement further enables travellers from across the globe to book a single ticket with attractive fares to any of Emirates Airline’s 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.
In this first phase of the interline agreement, customers can start booking flights from today (November 25) for travel starting from December 15, 2019.
Chief commercial officer, Emirates Airline, Adnan Kazim spoke on the development: “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. This will also have a significant and positive impact on businesses in both countries and globally. We look to strengthening our partnership with SpiceJet even more in the coming months.”
Chairman and managing director, SpiceJet, Ajay Singh added: “We are very pleased to partner with Emirates Airline 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.”