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Gulf Air and SpiceJet Announce Exploration of Future Interline and Codeshare Cooperation

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

Gulf Air announced Wednesday a memorandum of understanding with SpiceJet to explore greater interline and codeshare opportunities as well as pilot training and engineering collaboration.

Gulf Air Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy Gulf Air

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain announced today the greater exploration of cooperation and collaboration with Indian carrier SpiceJet. In a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed today, both carriers agreed to explore potential synergies including interline, codeshare, coordinated cargo, engineering and pilot training collaboration. Today’s MoU includes mutual network expansion by leveraging the strengths of each airline, fortifying the ties between the Kingdom of Bahrain and India. In Wednesday’s announcement, Gulf Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Krešimir Kučko said,

“This is a historic event for both Gulf Air and SpiceJet as we strengthen commercial ties between the two carriers; creating more choices for our valued passengers to explore new cities across our networks. We have a longstanding relationship with the Republic of India, and we feel proud to work closely with our friends at SpiceJet.”

Executives and Team Members From Gulf Air and SpiceJet Celebrate New Collaboration - Courtesy Gulf Air

Adding to today’s historic announcement, SpiceJet’s Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Ajay Singh said,

“I am extremely happy at the signing of this MoU and the beginning of this new partnership between SpiceJet and Gulf Air. This partnership will immensely benefit the two airlines and our passengers in times to come. These are exciting times for SpiceJet as we pursue our international expansion plan. We are developing an extensive portfolio of destinations both at home and in international markets. The Middle East has always been among our top priority markets. This agreement is going to play a very important role for SpiceJet’s next phase of growth as we continue to explore the innumerable opportunities around us.”

Gulf Air operates 82 flights weekly to destinations in India including Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Thiruvanthapuram, Cochin, Hyderabad, Calicut and Bangalore. SpiceJet currently serves more than 50 destinations in the Republic of India.

Source: Gulf Air


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