Sunday, August 13, 2017

GoAir all set to fly international

GoAir, the low-cost Indian carrier, is planning to launch overseas operations with flights from Mumbai to Phuket in Thailand and Male in Maldives, starting around October this year.
“We have plans to start overseas operations from October this year,” informed Jehangir Wadia, Managing Director, GoAir.
According to sources, the airline is anticipated to acquire two planes by October and would set the seal on its overseas plans by then. Though the carrier became eligible to fly international last year when it inducted its 20th aircraft, the launch has been postponed because of delay in deliveries of the Airbus A320 neo planes.
Currently, there are no direct flights from Phuket to India, and Male is linked only to cities in south India and Delhi. Thus, securing a slot at the Mumbai airport could be easier given the airport operator’s preference for virgin international routes.
13/08/17 Arachika Kapoor/MiG