Emirates and SpiceJet have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see them enter a reciprocal codeshare agreement. With this, they will open new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between India and popular destinations across Africa, America, Europe and the Middle East.
The MoU still needs government approvals, however this arrangement will benefit passengers commuting with both airlines by enabling them to enjoy seamless connectivity.
Emirates will also benefit from six new non-stop destinations from Dubai operated by SpiceJet: Amritsar, Jaipur, Pune, Mangalore, Madurai and Calicut which aren’t served by Emirates. Apart from the non-stop flights, Emirates will put its EK code on SpiceJet’s domestic flights covering 51 destinations in India.
Passengers travelling from India will have more choice with minimum connection times, when flying to destinations in Emirates’ Europe network such as London, Paris, Frankfurt, Manchester, and Amsterdam.
“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 travelers and businesses alike,”
“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,” said Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Revenue Optimization, and Aeropolitical affairs.
SpiceJet passengers traveling 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. Optimized scheduling will allow for minimal transit times between India and these global destinations and travellers on these codeshare routes will be able to book connecting flights using a single reservation.
“This new partnership should immensely benefit passengers travelling on both airlines.”
“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. 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,” said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet.