Mumbai-based, GoAir that had placed an order for the delivery of 20 aircrafts from Airbus in the year 2006 has now decided to advance the delivery of 10 A320 aircraft by a year in a bid to expand its fleet and cater to the ever increasing demand for air travel. The Wadia group-promoted airline would induct 2 jets in the next 2 months and introduce flights to various non-metro cities, including Lucknow, Patna and Leh.
“We have given orders for 20 aircraft and we are in talks with Airbus for early delivery of the planes. We have given presentations to the aircraft manufacturer .The ninth aircraft will be inducted on September 2 operating on Delhi-Patna sector while the next one will be inducted on October 2,” GoAir CEO Kaushik Khona said.
While the airline has got delivery of almost half of the order, it now wants the remaining aircraft to be delivered by 2013 instead of originally scheduled in 2014. The low cost airline currently operates with a fleet of 8 jets and connects 16 cities in the India. GoAir posted a 133 per cent growth in revenue at Rs 860 crore in the last fiscal as against Rs 360 crore in 2008-09.