GoAir plans South India expansion

Wadia Group-owned GoAirlines (India) Limited’s carrier GoAir revealed its expansions plans in South India on Tuesday, announcing its bid to strengthen its fleet as well as add more destinations in the region.

Cashing in on the potential of Bangalore as a major civil air traffic hub, GoAir has introduced a new flight to Goa from Bangalore, starting Tuesday.

The airline’s new Bangalore-Goa route involves a morning departure from Bangalore and early evening return from Goa, which GoAir Chief Executive Officer Giorgio De Roni described as a strategy to strengthen the airline’s position in South India, where it presently operates from Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi and Goa.

With the new route, the total number of GoAir flights from Bangalore will touch 84 a week, linking Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Goa. The airline has also improved its network so that passengers to/from Bangalore can reach many destinations within the country, without hassle.

Across the domestic market, GoAir services 22 destinations with 707 direct and over 2,000 connecting flights every week. The airline will add its 13th aircraft - an Airbus A320 - by the end of this financial year, which will join one of the youngest airline fleets in the industry, De Roni said. Besides, the airline has also announced purchase of 72 next generation A320 NEO aircraft, which will be inducted by 2020.

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