Low-cost carrier GoAir plans International flights to Phuket and Maldives in October
Indian Budget carrier GoAir to start its international venture with flights operating from Mumbai to Phuket(Thailand) and Male’(Maldives) in the peak season. GoAir to launch its international service with the induction of its 20th aircraft last year. However, the launch has been postponed due to the delays in delivery of the expected Airbus A320neo aircrafts.
The low-cost carrier based in Mumbai, India, which is owned by the Indian conglomerate Wade Group is currently fifth largest airline in India with 8.5% domestic passenger market share.
GoAir which already has a fleet of 23 Airbus A320 planes, including five A320neo aircraft. The company is expected to receive 2 more planes in order to start their transnational scheduled flights by October. Moreover, GoAir previously planned to begin its international operations with flights from Kochi to Doha and Dammam in the second half of this year.
“We have plans to start overseas operations from October this year” GoAir Managing Director Jahangir Wadia has said on confirming its overseas operations launch. At present there no direct flight from Phuket to India and Male and is linked to south Indian cities and Delhi.
International traffic has grown at about 9% in India. Low-Cost Carrier has also increase their frequencies to rival other carriers in international sectors and launching new routes to cater the high demand. Indian airline IndiGo has also proposed to start overseas flight to Colombo from Mumbai and Bengaluru and they have appointed General sales agent in Sri Lanka. Furthermore, Air India Express is about to start its flight from Madurai to Singapore.