Emirates announced on Monday that they have signed a first-ever codeshare agreement with India’s SpiceJet, giving travelers to and from India seamless access to an extensive route network. The airline is also offering a fourth daily service to Dhaka Bangladesh.
On Monday, Emirates announced that they signed a codeshare and interline agreement with India’s SpiceJet, allowing seamless connections to and from India and Emirates extensive global network. The new codeshare is the first-ever for SpiceJet and will begin in early 2020, giving passengers more flight options on common routes such as Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Cochin and Delhi. Additionally, Emirates’ customers can seamlessly connect in Dubai with direct services to Amritsar, Calicut, Mangalore, Madurai, Jaipur and Pune on SpiceJet. The new codeshare agreement will allow passengers to book single ticket to Emirates’ nine Indian gateways, connecting to 172 destinations in SpiceJet’s network. Customers can begin booking tickets from November 25, 2019 for travel commencing December 15, 2019. In Monday’s announcement, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, Adnan Kazim said,
“Emirates has historically shared a close and collaborative bond with India. In the last decade, we have flown more than 50 million customers on our Indian routes, which we now serve with 170 weekly services from Dubai. Our partnership will help us leverage SpiceJet’s extensive route network, so that our customers who are visiting friends and family can fly closer to their hometowns, while tourists can more easily access many of the incredible sights and sounds India has to offer. This will also have a significant and positive impact on businesses in both countries and globally. We look to strengthening our partnership with SpiceJet even more in the coming months.”
In a separate press release, Emirates announced Monday the addition of a fourth daily flight to Dhaka, Bangladesh, starting June 1, 2020. The new service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER arranged in a two-class configuration with 42 Business and 310 Economy Class seats. The additional service has been carefully timed to connect customers from Dhaka via Dubai to popular international destinations such as London, Rome, Frankfort, Porto, New York, Washington DC, Mexico City, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Emirates’ flight EK588 will depart Dubai at 10:30PM, arriving Dhaka 5:20AM the next morning and the return flight (EK589) departs Dhaka at 8:00AM, arriving Dubai at 11:00AM.
Emirates has grown its service to Dhaka since 1986, catering to the growing economy of Bangladesh and the large diaspora who live and work in the Middle East, Europe the US. The airline added a third daily service in 2013 and has carried 9.9M passengers between Dubai and Dhaka over the past 33 years.