New Delhi: Private carrier SpiceJet has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bahrain-based Gulf Air in New Delhi on Wednesday "to explore greater cooperation", including an interline and codeshare agreement. The collaboration will strengthen ties between India and Bahrain and will gove more options to flyers to explore more destinations in both the countries.
If all goes by the plan, this will be the second codeshare partnership that SpiceJet will enter, after its pact with Emirates.
The MoU will also allow the two airlines to collaborate in the field of pilot training and cabin crew training.
"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," said SpiceJet`s Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh.
"This agreement is going to play an important role for SpiceJet`s next phase of growth as we continue to explore the innumerable opportunities around us," Singh added.
SpiceJet will also look forward for an integrated cargo network.
At present, SpiceJet operates 630 daily flights to 54 domestic and 10 international destinations. It has a fleet of 82 Boeing 737s, 32 Bombardier Q-400s and four B737 freighters.
Meanwhile, Singh also said that Interlining Arrangement with Emirates Airlines is going live from midnight today. An agreement between the two parties was signed six months ago.
(With inputs from IANS)