The popular low-cost carrier of India, SpiceJet has recently signed codeshare agreement with the popular Gulf based carrier, Emirates. This agreement is also an interline agreement between the two airlines. As per the information put out by the carrier, the passengers will be able to book the tickets for both the airlines starting November 25 and they would be able to travel starting December 15. However, SpiceJet is also looking to start flights to Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE from the end of December. The airline is also planning to establish an airline there too, but this dream of the carrier might materialise in 2020 only.
Ras Al Khaimah Strategically Important for SpiceJet
As per SpiceJet chairman and Managing Director, Ajay Singh, although the plan has been set in motion to set up an airline in Ras Al Khaimah, a lot depends on regulatory approvals. As per the official, there is a lot of potential in the area. At present, there is a bilateral air service agreement between Ras Al Khaimah and India that allows for four flights per week. Out of these four flights, two are already taken by Air India Express. As for the new airlines, SpiceJet has said that it will lease out four to five aircrafts to the new airline.
SpiceJet to Get Back 737 Max Early Next Year
This new RAK based airline will connect to cities in Eastern Europe, other cities in the Middle East and Africa. A lot of SpiceJet’s plans depend on the return of the 737 MAX. The 737 MAX which was grounded earlier for SpiceJet will make its return to the fleet early next year and as such, SpiceJet already seems to be making plans for the same.