Wednesday, March 06, 2019

GoAir to phase out its A320 CEO fleet for ‘fuel efficiency’

Mumbai: In a bid to drive better fuel efficiency, GoAir has decided to phase out its A320 CEO fleet and replace it with an all A320 NEO fleet

“Our plan is to sub-lease most of our A320 CEO fleet and therefore these aircraft have to undergo “re-delivery engineering” checks,”said an airline spokesperson. “Our strategy is to stay competitive as well as profitable — it is an established fact that NEO technology provides 15-20 per cent better fuel efficiency as compared to the CEO technology.”

The airline also announced that it will be undertaking “scheduled” maintenance and engineering checks of the aircraft“so that GoAir has maximum capacity to cater to in the ensuing peak season. These checks are done purely from sales-demand perspective. Thus, maintenance and engineering checks are essentially part of our business strategy and network planning. The scheduled maintenance and engineering checks will not affect GoAir’s existing flight schedule in any manner.”

The airline business has to factor lean and peak seasons from multiple perspectives – including sales, marketing and maintenance of the aircraft.
05/03/19 Business Line