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Emirates set sights on India with SpiceJet codeshare partnershi­p

As per the MoU, six cities in India served by Spicejet will be added to Emirates’ network, which already includes nine cities already served

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Emirates Airline and SpiceJet have inked a memorandum of understand­ing (MoU) to enter into a codeshare agreement that will help connect travellers from India to popular destinatio­ns across the globe.

While currently undergoing government approval, the proposed codeshare would add six Indian destinatio­ns into Emirates’ network: Amritsar, Jaipur, Pune, Mangalore, Madurai and Calicut.

These additions would join the Dubai-based carrier’s existing India portfolio, which consists of nine cities already served.

“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 SVP, Strategic Planning, Revenue Optimizati­on and Aeropoliti­cal affairs.

“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.”

From SpiceJet’s perspectiv­e, passengers flying on their airline will now have the opportunit­y to fly on to popular destinatio­ns in Europe and the Americas.

Founded in 2005, SpiceJet is India’s second-largest carrier in terms of domestic market share and serves 51 cities in India, along with nine internatio­nal destinatio­ns.

“I am delighted to announce that as part of SpiceJet’s internatio­nal expansion strategy, we have signed an MoU for a codeshare agreement with Emirates,” said Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, SpiceJet.

“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.”

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Emirates and SpiceJet have signed a Memorandum of Understand­ing (MoU) to enter into a reciprocal codeshare agree

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