SpiceJet, Emirates Sign Codeshare Deal For Flight Ticket Bookings
An aircraft operated by SpiceJet Ltd. taxies after landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in Delhi, India. (Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)  

SpiceJet, Emirates Sign Codeshare Deal For Flight Ticket Bookings

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SpiceJet Ltd. on Monday said it has signed a codeshare agreement with Emirates that will allow passengers of the Dubai-based airline to book tickets on the Indian budget carrier using Emirates' ticketing system from early 2020.

While passengers of Emirates will be able to access the SpiceJet network from early 2020, SpiceJet passengers travelling from India to Dubai can take benefit of Emirates' expansive network later, opening up multiple international connections for them.

"The codeshare agreement means travellers from across the globe can book a single ticket with attractive fares to any of Emirates' nine points across India and connect onwards to 172 domestic routes that are part of SpiceJet's network," the Indian airline said in a media statement.

SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh said, "We are very pleased to partner with Emirates for this new codeshare agreement which will offer a seamless travel experience and the widest possible travel options to our passengers travelling to and from Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East."

The codeshare agreement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by both airlines in April this year.

SpiceJet has also signed an interline agreement with Emirates that will allow their passengers, for travel period starting from Dec. 15, to check-in their baggage at the first airport for the whole journey, which consists of flights of both the airlines.

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