1st In­dian LCC in IATA

Spice­Jet has be­come the first low-cost car­rier (LCC) in In­dia to join the In­ter­na­tional Air Trans­port As­so­ci­a­tion (IATA), which rep­re­sents over 290 air­lines around the world. This takes IATA’s tally in In­dia to five.

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Alexan­dre de Ju­niac, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral and CEO, In­ter­na­tional Air Trans­port As­so­ci­a­tion (IATA), had re­vealed in De­cem­ber 2018 that Spice­Jet had ap­plied for IATA mem­ber­ship. Now, the air­line

low-cost car­rier to join the trade as­so­ci­a­tion. With the IATA mem­ber­ship, Spice­Jet can seam­lessly ex­pand the net­work op­tions for its pas­sen­gers in the fu­ture. Cur­rently, In­dian car­ri­ers that are mem­bers of IATA in­clude Air In­dia, Jet Air­ways,

Jet Lite and Vis­tara.

In a state­ment, Spice­Jet said that the mem­ber­ship and the role in help­ing the am­bi­tious air­line ex­pand in­ter­na­tion­ally. “The mem­ber­ship al­lows the air­line to ex­plore and grow its col­lab­o­ra­tions with in­ter­na­tional mem­ber air­lines of IATA through in­ter­lin­ing and code­shares, en­abling Spice­Jet to seam­lessly ex­pand the net­work op­tions for its pas­sen­gers in fu­ture,” the state­ment read.

Ajay Singh, Chair­man and Manag­ing Di­rec­tor, Spice­Jet, said, “The mem­ber­ship will fur­ther en­able us to in­cul­cate global best prac­tices and in­no­va­tions. IATA also pro­vides us a plat­form to closely work and col­lab­o­rate with other air­line mem­bers and ex­pand our net­work through code­shares and agree­ments with part­ner air­lines.”

Wel­com­ing Spice­Jet into the or­gan­i­sa­tion, Con­rad Clif­ford, Re­gional Vice Pres­i­dent—Asia to be an IATA mem­ber, and our de­lighted to wel­come Spice­Jet as part of the 290 [-plus] air­lines in the IATA fam­ily.”

Re­cently, Spice­Jet re­ceived IATA’s Op­er­a­tional Safety Au­dit

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