SpiceJet becomes first low cost Indian carrier to join IATA

SpiceJet last week notched another major distinction when it became the first low cost Indian carrier to join world’s largest airlines group IATA (International Air Transport Association). The membership of IATA is slated to give a major boost to SpiceJet’s expansion plans helping it with codeshare agreements with other partner members. IATA presently has around 290 members which includes three carriers from India: Air India, Jet Airways and Vistara.

“The membership will further enable us to inculcate global best practices and innovations. IATA also provides us a platform to closely work and collaborate with other airline members and expand our network through code shares and agreements with partner airlines,” SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh said in a statement.

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