Saturday, June 24, 2017

GoAir may convert some of its Airbus neo planes into A321s

Mumbai: Budget carrier GoAir is 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.

"There is a possibility (of converting some of the A320 neos into A321s), but a decision is yet to be arrived at," GoAir Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said.

The Nusli Wadia-promoted no-frills airline has placed 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 said.

In June 2011, the Mumbai-based airline had placed an order for 72 new A320 neo aircraft valued at about Rs 32,400 crore on list price. Then in January this year, the airline firmed an order for another 72 A320 neos worth Rs 52,000 crore.
23/06/17 PTI/Asian Age