SpiceJet, Gurgaon headquartered Airline, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain to explore greater co-operation between the two airlines.

The MOU signed between Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet, and Krešimir Kučko, Gulf Air’s Chief Executive ensures that both airlines examine areas of potential synergy, including looking at co-ordinating cargo services, interline or codeshare agreements, shared engineering services and pilot training.

Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet, said, “We are developing an extensive portfolio of destinations both at home and in international markets. The Middle East has always been among our top priority markets.”

Further, he adds, “This agreement is going to play a very important role for SpiceJet’s next phase of growth as we continue to explore the innumerable opportunities around us.”

The Gulf Air currently operates 82 flights per week to eight destinations in India including Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Hyderabad, Calicut and Bangalore.

While SpiceJet currently flies to more than 50 destinations in India operating about 630 daily flights to several domestic and international destinations. It has a fleet size of 118 aircraft, including 82 Boeing 737, 32 Bombardier Q-400s and four B737 freighters.