GoAir is set to expand operations with the launch of a third daily direct flight between Bengaluru and New Delhi.
GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, is set to increase its operations between Bengaluru and New Delhi with the launch of a third daily direct flight between the two cities, with effect from June 24, 2017.
The addition of this new daily direct service will bolster GoAir’s offering between India’s Silicon Valley and the National Capital further strengthening the airline’s growing domestic network and significantly enhancing connectivity for passengers. The new additional service has been introduced in response to a growing demand in this sector, particularly from corporate travellers. With this addition, GoAir now flies 1225 weekly flights between its 23 destinations serviced.
GoAir is also likely to convert some of its Airbus A320 neo planes, which are on order, into Airbus 321s amidst its plans to launch international operations by this winter schedule.
GoAir Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Prock-Schauer stated, “There is a possibility (of converting some of the A320 neos into A321s), but a decision is yet to be arrived at.”
The company promoted no-frills airline with an order for 144 A320 neo (new engine option) planes with the European aviation major Airbus in two tranches. “That is a possibility. We see quite a big asset in this aircraft…we can go for a bigger version, that is something we are looking at. But we have not taken a decision,” Prock-Schauer added.
Prock-Schauer informed that the airline has seen increased profitability in the last fiscal and has received government’s approval to fly to nine countries, including Iran, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. He recently inaugurated the airline’s Aviation Security Training Institute (ASTI), which has the approval from the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). ASTI will conduct aviation security training for its security staff, cockpit and cabin crew or personnel of all stakeholders covering security areas at airports as mandated by BCAS.