India’s leading domestic airline, GoAir has expanded its fleet with the addition of ninth A320 and is looking forward to introduce services to 4 new routes in the near future. The company is expected to announce more aircraft and routes in the next 1 or 2 months.
Kaushik Khona, Chief Executive Officer, GoAir said, “The ninth aircraft strikes the right note for our winter travel season. Following the introduction of the new aircraft, we will be operating 890 commercial flights per week under the new winter schedule. We plan to add the tenth A320 by October 2010 and also introduce four new routes. We are gearing up to address the increasing air travel traffic.”
GoAir with its main base in Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai flew 2.41 million passengers from the period April 2009 – March 2010 thus registering a 153 per cent growth rate in passenger traffic. GoAir also recorded a 0.57 per cent average in cancellations that was substantially lower than the industry average of 2.37 per cent during June 2009 and May 2010, respectively.
The carrier currently operates domestic passenger services to 15 key cities with 100 daily flights and approximately 700 weekly flights.