GoAir To Launch International Operations In October
  • GoAir To Launch International Operations In October


    GoAir is all set to fly international from October, with the first flight to operate on the Mumbai-Phuket route, a source privy to development said. The bookings for the maiden international flight will commence soon and an announcement to this effect is expected to be made by Thursday, the source said. Cheap Flights from Seoul to Shanghai
    Mumbai-based GoAir, which became eligible to fly overseas more than two years ago when it took delivery of its 20th aircraft, will be the fifth domestic carrier to have international operations.

    "We will be launching our international operations with a flight to Phuket (Thailand) from Mumbai in October. We have all regulatory approvals in place and the flight is expected to go into the system (bookings) in a week's time," the source told news agency Press Trust of India.

    The source said the airline is looking to launch three to four international destinations by March next year, adding the proposed Mumbai-Phuket service will have daily operations. GoAir spokesperson was not available for comments.

    Thailand ambassador to India Chutintorn Gongsakdi had last week tweeted, "Go Airlines (India) or GoAir has been approved as designate airline to fly to Thailand since August 10."

    The Wadia group-owned airline, which launched its domestic operations in November 2005, was in August 2016 granted rights to operate to nine countries, including China, Vietnam, Maldives, Kazakhstan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.


    GoAir had planned to launch services on the international routes in October last year but had to defer the plan due to the grounding of some of the Pratt & Whitney engine-powered Airbus A320 Neo planes owing to engine glitches.

    "We are mulling to have three to four international destinations in our flight network by this fiscal year and Male (Maldives) could be the next destination after Phuket," the source said.

    GoAir currently operates over 1,544 weekly flights across 23 destinations with a fleet of 38 Airbus A320 planes, including 19 A320 Neos.

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