SpiceJet and Tigerair have signed a three-year interline agreement on their flights, offering greater connectivity to flyers booking tickets with either of the two carriers for seamless connection between India’s 14 cities and Singapore.
India’s popular no-frill airlines, SpiceJet and Singapore’s largest budget airline, Tigerair recently signed a three-year interline agreement. The two carriers have come out with their agreement to delight flyers booking tickets aboard their flights to travel to Singapore from India or connect to domestic destinations within India, reveals various online sources.
Industry insiders believe that this partnership will enhance the number of travellers who book air tickets for tourism and business travel between India and Singapore.
Beginning January 6, 2014, flyers booking tickets with India’s low cost carrier’s service to travel on domestic network from 14 Indian cities can enjoy seamless connection onto Tigerair’s Singapore-bound flights through Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
Likewise starting from January 12, 2014, flyers booking tickets aboard flights with Singapore’s budget airline will also be able to get enjoy the wide-spread domestic network of Indian low cost carrier, making their holiday and business trips to India even more seamless and comfortable.
Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Operating Officer of SpiceJet Ltd said “We are glad to announce the interline partnership that brings two leading low fare Asian carriers together. This is a historic moment for SpiceJet and Tigerair. This partnership will hugely benefit travellers from India and Singapore, and represents one of the building blocks of the emerging new SpiceJet.”
Group Chief Commercial Officer of Tigerair Alexander Knigge said, “India is one of our key markets and we are excited to expand our footprint there through this interline partnership with SpiceJet. We look forward to build a win-win partnership and delivering even more travel options to our customers.”
Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport will be the first airport in India that will facilitate the connecting flights between the two carriers.
Sources further reveal that the airport will provide a free porter service to ease the collection and transfer of checked-in baggage for passengers booking tickets aboard connecting flights between the two airlines.
India’s low cost carrier offers tickets on flights to domestic destinations within the country and to Afghanistan, China, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and the UAE.
Tigerair uses its fleet of narrow-body Airbus aircraft to offer tickets on flights to several destinations in Asia and Australia from its hub at Changi Airport’s Budget Terminal.