Emirates Airline will now add six new routes to expand its reach in India. The company made the announcement after it signed a “memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enter into a reciprocal codeshare agreement”.
The six new cities include Amritsar, Jaipur, Pune, Mangalore, Madurai and Calicut.
Talking about this agreement, Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ divisional senior VP, strategic planning, revenue optimisation and aeropolitical affairs said, “Our journey in India has been defined by progressive investment, partnership and growth. This partnership with SpiceJet and the mutual expansion of our network will go a long way in further enhancing the travel experience of our customers in India as well as those heading into India, benefiting travellers and businesses alike.”
This agreement also helps passengers from India, when flying to Middle Eastern destinations such as Jeddah, Kuwait and Amman. Indian passengers will also be able to easily fly to places such as London, Paris, Frankfurt, Manchester and Amsterdam, New York, Washington, Toronto, and Sao Paulo.
Talking about this move, Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, SpiceJet said, “I am delighted to announce that as part of SpiceJet’s international expansion strategy, we have signed a MoU for a codeshare agreement with Emirates. 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.”
Emirates recently announced that it will be increasing the frequency of flights between Dubai and Cairo and also introduced the first scheduled Airbus A380 service to Saudi Arabia’s capital city,