April 22, 2019: Indian carrier SpiceJet has entered into a reciprocal codeshare agreement with Emirates.
This agreement will open new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between India and popular destinations across America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
SpiceJet passengers travelling from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Amritsar, Jaipur, Pune, Mangalore, Madurai, Kozhikode and 41 other domestic destinations that the airline operates to, will be able to access Emirates%u2019 expansive network across the globe.
The airline said through a statement: %u201CSpiceJet passengers travelling from India will have more choice to travel seamlessly with minimum connection times, when flying to destinations in Emirates' Europe network such as London, Paris, Frankfurt, Manchester and Amsterdam.%u201D
Subject to regulatory approvals, the codeshare agreement will also open up flights for Indian travellers to North and South American destinations such as New York, Washington, Toronto, and Sao Paulo as well as Middle Eastern destinations such as Jeddah, Kuwait and Amman, operated by Emirates.
Optimised scheduling will allow for minimal transit times between India and these global destinations and travellers on these codeshare routes will be able to book connecting flights using a single reservation.
This will bolster Emirates%u2019 already-extensive network adding a total of 67 weekly connections between Emirates%u2019 hub in Dubai to these growing destinations in India. This includes increased domestic connectivity from Emirates%u2019 nine Indian gateways to points such as Goa, Hubli, Guwahati, Vishakhapatnam and Tuticorin which would allow for a greater variety of travel options between both Emirates and SpiceJet flights.