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India’s SpiceJet Cooperates with Middle East Airlines, Signs Codeshare Agreements

A SpiceJet 737 (Photo: Jane Mejdahl [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)])

SpiceJet, an Indian low-cost carrier, has signed a codeshare and interline agreement with Emirates.

According to the agreement, the passengers are allowed to book both airlines’ flights from November 25 for travel starting on December 15. Emirates currently provides 170 weekly services from Dubai to nine destinations in India, where passengers may then connect onward to 172 SpiceJet domestic routes.

Earlier, SpiceJet also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Gulf Air. Besides a codeshare and interline agreement, the MOU included coordinated cargo services, engineering services and pilot training,

Gulf Air is Bahrain’s national carrier and provides 82 weekly services to India. According to its website, it has a fleet of 37 aircraft and serves 47 cities in 26 countries.

Kresimir Kucko, Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Air, said in a press release, “ This is a historic event for both Gulf Air and Spice Jet as we strengthen commercial ties between the two carriers, creating more choices for our valued passengers to explore new cities cross our networks.”

As a result of the country’s burgeoning development, India’s aviation has been experiencing rapid growth in recent years. Earlier, SpiceJet expanded its route map to Jeddah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong. Also, the 100th aircraft was inducted into its fleet.

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