SpiceJet has joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA), it has been announced.
In December 2018, IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac told reporters in India that the carrier had applied for IATA membership.
The airline is the first Indian low-cost carrier to join the trade association representing more than 290 airlines.
IATA membership enables SpiceJet to seamlessly expand the network options for its passengers in future
IATA’s current Indian carriers include Air India, Jet Airways, Jet Lite and Vistara.
SpiceJet said the membership and the benefits that come with it will play a significant role in helping the ambitious airline expand internationally.
“The membership allows the airline to explore and grow its collaborations with international member airlines of IATA through interlining and codeshares, enabling SpiceJet to seamlessly expand the network options for its passengers in future,” the airline said in a statement.
IATA’s Regional Vice President Asia-Pacific Conrad Clifford welcomed SpiceJet into the organization.
“SpiceJet is the first Indian low-cost carrier to be an IATA member, and our fifth member in India,” he said.
“We are delighted to welcome SpiceJet as part of the 290 [-plus] airlines in the IATA family.”