Wednesday, November 20, 2019

SpiceJet is too small an airline and Air India is too large an asset: Singh

New Delhi: SpiceJet’s Chairman and Managing Director, Ajay Singh, said that  SpiceJet is too small an airline and Air India is too large an asset for it.

“While we keep looking at what the government has to say, it is still a very tough call for us as far as Air India is concerned,” Ajay Singh said at a press conference on Wednesday after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gulf Air.

Singh added that SpiceJet will start an airline in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK). “We will first start flights to RAK which should happen early next year,” he added. The new airline will be set up with a local partner and the  name of the new airline is yet to be finalised.
SpiceJet entered into an MoU with Ras Al Khaimah International Airport on October 23 this year to co-operate, develop and promote tourism in Ras Al Khaimah and also work towards creating an aviation hub at the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.

Singh added that the arrangement with Emirates will go live from midnight tonight. “The technology integration took longer than we had anticipated. Systems on both sides were different,” he said.

In April this year, SpiceJet had signed an initial pact for code share with the Dubai-based Emirates airlines.

Singh said that tying up with so many international airlines does not mean that SpiceJet will not fly directly to both Europe and US. “We need to give our passengers a choice. They should be able to fly directly using SpiceJet or our partner airlines to different parts of Europe and Africa and even the US,” he said.
20/11/19 Business Line
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