Budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday said that it has signed a codeshare agreement with Gulf carrier Emirates. This partnership will alow opening of new routes and destinations for the passengers of the both the airlines. The codeshare agreement follows the signing of an initial pact between the two airlines in April this year. "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," SpiceJet said in a press release.

SpiceJet, Emirates sign codeshare agreement: 5 things to know

1) SpiceJet, Emirates codeshare agreement will allow passengers of the Dubai-based airline to book tickets on the Indian budget carrier using Emirates' ticketing system from early 2020.

2) Passengers of Emirates will be able to access the SpiceJet network first from early 2020, SpiceJet passengers travelling from India to Dubai will also be able to access Emirates' expansive network later, opening up multiple international connections for them.

3) SpiceJet passengers from 51 domestic destinations will be able to access Emirates' network across the US, Europe, Africa and Middle East

4) Code-sharing allows an airline to book its passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless travel to destinations where it has no presence

5) This is the first ever codeshare agreement signed by SpiceJet.

On 20 November, SpiceJet signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bahrain's flag carrier Gulf Air.

SpiceJet currently operates about 630 daily flights to several domestic and international destinations. It has a fleet size of 118 aircraft, including 82 Boeing 737, 32 Bombardier Q-400s and four B737 freighters.

-With inputs from Agencies

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