Thursday, October 13, 2016

GoAir to take fleet strength to 26 by March, to fly overseas by summer

Hyderabad: Low-cost carrier GoAir today outlined plans to consolidate its domestic market presence with the addition of six Airbus aircraft to its fleet of 20 by March next, while connecting to select overseas destinations by next summer.

Announcing Hyderabad as its 23rd destination in the domestic network, Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, Chief Executive Officer of GoAir, said the airline would introduce daily flights connecting Hyderabad to Chennai, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata. Hyderabad will also be connected to Port Blair via Bengaluru, which is seen to provide leisure travellers additional options.

He said Hyderabad is a key market in south and central India and a significant base for business and tourism in the region. “Adding Hyderabad, with its ideal geographical locations, we reinforce our commitment towards connectivity across the country,” he said.

The airliner, which operates with 20 aircraft now, expects to add one aircraft per month and take its strength to 26 by March 2017. This will enable the airliner to expand its services from the present 144 to 180-190 per day by March 2017.

“Apart from strengthening the domestic network, we are looking at operating to some international destinations by next summer. We have identified a couple of locations in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and some locations in the Far East to offer our services,” he said.
13/10/16 Business Line

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