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SPICEJET AND TIGERAIR TO STRENGTHEN INDIA - SINGAPORE LINKS VIA INTERLINE AGREEMENT

14 Indian cities to be connected to Singapore via Hyderabad.

HYDERABAD, December 16, 2013: SpiceJet Ltd, India’s preferred budget airline, and Tigerair, Singapore’s largest budget airline, have signed a three-year interline agreement to pave the way for greater connectivity between flights operated by both carriers.

SpiceJet is the first Indian low fare airline to establish such an arrangement with a foreign airline. This partnership will result in a major boost for tourism and business travel between the two countries.

Starting from 6th January 2014, customers travelling on SpiceJet’s domestic network from 14 Indian cities can enjoy seamless connection through Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport onto Tigerair’s Singapore-bound flights.

The 14 Indian cities are Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Chennai, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Indore, Mangalore, Madurai, Pune, Bengaluru, Tirupati, and Visakhapatnam (Vizag). Introductory promotional fare, start from Rs 4,699 one way (all-in) and return starting from Rs 9998/- (all–in).

Starting from 12th January 2014, Tigerair customers from Singapore will also enjoy easy access to SpiceJet’s wide domestic network, making their holiday and business travel more seamless.

"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 travelers from India and Singapore, and represents one of the building blocks of the emerging new SpiceJet,” said SpiceJet Ltd Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor. Group Chief Commercial Officer of Tigerair Mr 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, run by GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) will be the first Indian airport to facilitate the connecting flights between SpiceJet and Tigerair. The airport will provide a free porter service to facilitate the collection and transfer of checked-in baggage for passengers travelling on connecting flights between the two airlines.

On this occasion, Mr SGK Kishore, CEO, GHIAL, said, “Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad is delighted to be the catalyst in bringing together SpiceJet and Tigerair to create, for the first time in India, an interline product which will have immense benefits travelers, the two airlines, and to the Hyderabad Airport."

"This partnership complements and reinforces Hyderabad Airport’s strong positioning as South & Central India’s gateway. We are committed to driving the success of this product as a part of the Fly via Hyderabad campaign which is ongoing in 14 catchment cities."

"Hyderabad Airport is truly the preferred choice for passengers to make seamless and convenient transfers. Our world class airport experience offers passengers with a variety of leisure and F&B options during their transit via Hyderabad. The regional connectivity built by SpiceJet with the Q400 base at Hyderabad Airport will facilitate growth in Tigerair’s traffic to Singapore," Mr Kishore added

Customers planning their trip can easily book tickets through SpiceJet’s official website (www.spicejet.com ) or via toll free reservations by dialing 0987 180 3333.

About SpiceJet:
SpiceJet is India’s second largest low fare airline, with 20% of market share in Indian domestic market. The airline currently operates more than 360 daily flights to over 55 airports (45 Indian and 10 international destinations).

SpiceJet uses a new generation fleet of 42 Boeing 737-800/ 900ER aircraft, along with 15 Bombardier Q400 aircraft for enhancing connectivity to Tier II and Tier III cities.
About Tigerair:
Tigerair, established in 2004, is a leading Singapore-based no-frills airline that offers affordable travel options and a seamless customer experience.

Tigerair comprises four airlines, namely Tigerair Singapore, Tigerair Mandala, Tigerair Philippines and Tigerair Australia. Collectively, the Group’s network extends to over 50 destinations across 13 countries in the Asia Pacific. Tigerair operates a fleet of 50 Airbus A320-family aircraft, averaging less than three years of age.

Tigerair empowers travellers to explore new destinations, and accumulate memorable experiences, by offering an increased network of destinations. It is also committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety, security and reliability. For more information, please visit
About GHIAL:
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) is a joint venture company promoted by the GMR Group (63%) in partnership with Government of India (13%), Government of Andhra Pradesh (13%) and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (11%). The Company was incorporated to design, finance, build, operate and maintain a world class Greenfield airport at Shamshabad, Hyderabad. Hyderabad airport was commissioned in a record time of 31 months in March 2008, with an initial capacity of 12 million passengers per annum (MPPA) and 150,000 tons of cargo handling capacity per annum. The Project has the flexibility to increase capacity to accommodate over 40 MPPA and shall be developed in a phased manner.

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