SpiceJet aircraft

MUMBAI: India’s fourth largest airline by market share – SpiceJet has entered into a reciprocal code-share agreement with the world’s fourth largest airline – Emirates to open new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between India and popular destinations across America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting SpiceJet’s statement on Monday.

Following this pact, SpiceJet passengers travelling from Indian cities will be able to access Emirates’ expansive network across the globe.

SpiceJet passengers travelling from India will now 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, the statement said.

SpiceJet aircraft

Subject to regulatory approvals, the code-share 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 code-share routes will be able to book connecting flights using a single reservation, the release said.

SpiceJet operates 516 average daily flights to 60 destinations, including 51 domestic and nine international ones. The airline has a fleet of 48 Boeing 737,27 Bombardier Q-400s and one B737 freighter. – Bernama