Emirates has signed a codeshare and interline agreement, subject to government approval, with SpiceJet for services to and from India. This is the first-ever codeshare agreement signed by SpiceJet. Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ chief commercial officer said: “Emirates has historically shared a close and collaborative bond with India. In the last decade, on our Indian routes, we now serve with 170 weekly services from Dubai. Our partnership will help us leverage SpiceJet’s extensive route network. 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.” Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, SpiceJet said: “We are very pleased to partner with Emirates for this new codeshare agreement. This codeshare will further strengthen our position in the region and complement our international expansion strategy.” The codeshare agreement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by both airlines in April 2019.