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.”

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

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