Under the new codeshare partnership, six Indian cities – Amritsar, Jaipur, Pune, Mangalore, Madurai and Calicut – currently served by Spicejet will join the Emirates network, adding to the nine existing destinations in India already served by the Dubai-based airline.
The agreement will add a total of 67 weekly connections between Dubai and the six new destinations in India.
Optimised scheduling will allow for minimal transit times and enable passengers to connect flights using a single reservation.
The new agreement will also result in increased domestic flights from Emirates’ nine Indian gateways to points such as Goa, Hubli, Guwahati, Vishakhapatnam and Tuticorin.
Spicejet’s Chair and Managing Director, Ajay Singh, says: “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.”
Founded in 2005, SpiceJet now serves 51 cities in India and nine international destinations.
Emirates is one of the world’s largest airlines flying to 159 destinations in 86 countries and territories.