Emirates has signed a codeshare and interline agreement with SpiceJet to provide seamless access to a broader and stronger network of routes for travellers to and from India. Customers travelling to India will be able to take advantage of many more flight options on routes that are common to both airlines–Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Cochin and Delhi–from early 2020. Customers of Emirates can conveniently book and connect to Amritsar, Calicut, Mangalore, Madurai, Jaipur and Pune via direct services in Dubai–routes served by SpiceJet.
The codeshare agreement means that travellers from around the globe can book a single ticket with competitive fares to any of the nine points of Emirates across India and link to 172 domestic routes that are part of the network of SpiceJet. The domestic network of SpiceJet includes popular destinations such as Goa, Dehradun, Dharamshala, Jaisalmer, Jammu, Srinagar, Leh, Guwahati, Pondicherry, Shirdi, Tirupati, Udaipur and Varanasi.
Customers can start booking flights from today in this first phase of the interline agreement, for travel starting on December 15th. Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer of Emirates, said: “Historically, Emirates has shared with India a close and collaborative bond. “We’ve been flying over 50 million passengers on our Indian routes over the past decade, which we now support with 170 Dubai weekly services.
“Our partnership will help us leverage SpiceJet’s extensive network of routes so that our customers who visit friends and family can fly closer to their hometowns, while tourists can easily access many of India’s amazing sights and sounds.”This will also have a significant and positive impact on businesses in both countries and globally. In the coming months, we are looking to strengthen our partnership with SpiceJet even more. SpiceJet also signed a similar deal with Gulf Air last week.