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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoAir seeks Airbus instructors as 35 pilots resign: report
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GoAir is reportedly seeking instructors from Airbus after 35 pilots resigned in the past three months amid delays in command and upgrade trading (Business Standard, 21-Apr-2015). The carrier has around 200 pilots, with the carrier reportedly losing pilots to IndiGo and Vistara.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The way the seat pitch is reducing over time...soon pax will travel domestic standing Smile
...or in the airline you work for? Razz
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full article on the link below


Go Air cancelling key sectors from June to August – Is it just pilot crunch or more?

he Wadia group owned Mumbai headquartered airline Go Air which has been in the news recently for exodus of pilots has reduced flights in June and July. This comes at a backdrop of already reduced operations in April and May. I had tweeted about how the airline saw lower departures at both Mumbai and Delhi in the month of April. Go Air was the only airline to see a drop in number of departures in April.

Some recent news items talked about the airline losing over 30 pilots after CEO and a schedule cut by 10% ( After CEO, 30 GoAir pilots quit, GoAir cuts schedule of flights by 10%)

While the airline is proceeding ahead with cancellations it is not even close to 10% as reported by media. The airline operates a little over 140 flights per day.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Full article on the link below
Once again, a rather thought-provoking article, with some nice analysis, and history. GoAir has always been mysterious, with its oft-mentioned weird operating style, family business-style interference with professionals, and an always also-ran airline status. The non-arrival of the 20th aircraft, which was to be on lease (as they had earlier given away their delivery slot) is perhaps a telling indicator of difficult times. Culling routes on which it saw good yields is quite surprising on the one hand, but not surprising on the other, as with the previous history of interference by the owners. What are chances of a take-over, or a flash sale to a secret bidder? The three sectors you have mentioned defy logic, though the BOM-IXC market possibly has lots of takers. Even Air India's AI 863-864 via Delhi operations sees an A321 filled to the gills (pun unintended) on the short DEL-IXC sector, where other airlines operate more regular service with smaller (and more profitable-to-operate) aircraft. The BOM-COK market: AI has not being doing badly on this sector, having stepped on the gas some time back by having much better connectivity for COK in general, with International connectors to DEL. DEL-IXL: is it the only one really affected by the pilot strike, with only experienced cabin crew doing the Leh ops?
Thanks once again Sir, for a lovely article.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More of cockpit crew than cabin crew on the Leh part. The sectors indeed defy logic, but the airline defies logic too.

On the other hand, the airline did speak to many airlines after FDI was opened up but either the wadias did not gel well or the foreign airlines did nto see value in G8. . talks did not progress

Lets see where this is headed. The group has sufficient cash
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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More of cockpit crew than cabin crew on the Leh part.
I apologise for the typo, Sir. I meant the cockpit crew, since I remember you mentioning VT-WAM being the first G8 A320 certified for IXL ops.
ameya wrote:
The sectors indeed defy logic, but the airline defies logic too.
Very Happy
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Have GoAir pulled off a coup of sorts with Prock-Shauer in charge?

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/GoAir-names-Wolfgang-Prock-Shauer-as-new-CEO/articleshow/47490840.cms
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had known this news since last week. . waited for the media to break it before posting

Go Air pulls up a trick of its hat – appoints Wolfgang Prock Shauer as its CEO
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Had known this news since last week. . waited for the media to break it before posting
So it has always been make-before-break Smile Of course, I should have known that the khabarI-lAl sobriquet did not come out of a situation with no basis!
Thanks for a nice article, starting with taking us back to Jet's golden era, one many of us look back fondly at. You have put the background firmly in place.
What took me by surprise was the big catch, by an airline not known for revolutionary moves, and known for the family owners meddling with professionals in running the airline. Yes, the difference between Indigo and Go is rather stark. This news had me all excited, to finally hope for some good performance from G8, an airline which has always been an `also-ran' airline, always struggling to catch up, in terms of almost everything, in spite of having the potential to do so. Prock-Shauer is perhaps one of the best in the business, a person who has not just deep inside information about the Industry, he is one who knows the Indian scenario extremely well. He has seen the insides of two of Eithad partner airlines, something which will help this small LCC take on the might of 6E, and also compete with the FSCs well. I also hope that the large pool of aviation industry talent in India at the managerial level, is recognised, and does not go wasted.
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ameya wrote:
Had known this news since last week. . waited for the media to break it before posting
So it has always been make-before-break Smile Of course, I should have known that the khabarI-lAl sobriquet did not come out of a situation with no basis!
Thanks for a nice article, starting with taking us back to Jet's golden era, one many of us look back fondly at. You have put the background firmly in place.
What took me by surprise was the big catch, by an airline not known for revolutionary moves, and known for the family owners meddling with professionals in running the airline. Yes, the difference between Indigo and Go is rather stark. This news had me all excited, to finally hope for some good performance from G8, an airline which has always been an `also-ran' airline, always struggling to catch up, in terms of almost everything, in spite of having the potential to do so. Prock-Shauer is perhaps one of the best in the business, a person who has not just deep inside information about the Industry, he is one who knows the Indian scenario extremely well. He has seen the insides of two of Eithad partner airlines, something which will help this small LCC take on the might of 6E, and also compete with the FSCs well. I also hope that the large pool of aviation industry talent in India at the managerial level, is recognised, and does not go wasted.
Cheers, Sumantra.


Make before break – yes . .thats why I could post this much within a minute. It was ready on the blog in draft state 

G8 will now be desperate – 72 aircraft, where is the money? How does one list? You need a respected leader who is a foreigner and knowns Indian markets. Sanjay Agrawal was one and then WPS – who is now here . . lets see where G8 goes, expecting some radical changes
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ameya wrote:
G8 will now be desperate – 72 aircraft, where is the money? How does one list? You need a respected leader who is a foreigner and knowns Indian markets. Sanjay Agrawal was one and then WPS – who is now here . . lets see where G8 goes, expecting some radical changes
Very valid and pertinent points, this points to some good professionalism getting back into the oft-clueless-and-interferred-with G8, and things should now look up. Sanjay Agrawal was a sad case: riding high on his success at 6E, he tried his best to save face for IT was well, before things went completely downhill. Where is he currently?
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ameya wrote:
G8 will now be desperate – 72 aircraft, where is the money? How does one list? You need a respected leader who is a foreigner and knowns Indian markets. Sanjay Agrawal was one and then WPS – who is now here . . lets see where G8 goes, expecting some radical changes
Very valid and pertinent points, this points to some good professionalism getting back into the oft-clueless-and-interferred-with G8, and things should now look up. Sanjay Agrawal was a sad case: riding high on his success at 6E, he tried his best to save face for IT was well, before things went completely downhill. Where is he currently?
Cheers, Sumantra.


Success at SG

6E is stable -> Rahul Bhatia - Aditya - Sanjay Kumar ( MD - CEO - CCO )
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Sorry, I got the Sanjay Agrawal part incorrect. A simple search on Googe/LinkedIn reveals that he is currently the co-founder and manging director at: SAR Trilogy Management, Global Crew Logistics (GCL)
Yes, his previous experiences were at: Kingfisher Airlines, Spicejet, Flight Options, and US Airways, before that.
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Ameya being quoted in the Business Standard!
http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/goair-s-big-test-begins-from-2016-115062600217_1.html
(posted, with his permission, of course Smile)
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http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/goair-plane-hit-by-aerobridge-at-chennai-airport-115071000364_1.html

GoAir plane hit by aerobridge at Chennai airport

July 10, 2015

A GoAir flight from Mumbai to Port Blair carrying 168 passengers was hit by an aerobridge at the Chennai airport at 6:35 am on Friday, causing a major damage to the aircraft, GoAir said in a statement.

"The aircraft was stationary, waiting for the aerobridge to be connected. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) operator was unable to safely align the aerobridge to the aircraft as he was too fast and, so, unable to control its movement. He lost control of the aerobridge causing this unfortunate incident," the statement read.

All passengers and crew members on board are said to be safe and looking for alternatives to reach Port Blair. The airline is trying to make arrangements.

"The customers booked on the onward Chennai-Port Blair flight and those on other subsequent flights have been re-accommodated on our flights tomorrow or on other airlines. An assessment of the damage is being done, following which further course of action shall be initiated," the airline said.

“The flight was hit while aligning with the aerobridge, damaging the fuselage close to the front door of the aircraft,” said a Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) source.

DGCA sources said GoAir officials had reported to the regulator that the aerobridge operator was on a phone call at the time of alignments. The incident is being investigated by DGCA, said the Chennai Airport Director.

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The Importance of training.....That damage can be anything from 3days to a week depending on Hangar and regulatory procedures.....another hit to the pocket of GoAir.
Obviously the compensation if provided wont cover 100%.
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http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/air-india-goair-to-shift-to-mumbai-airport-t2-from-september-115071701141_1.html

Air India, GoAir to shift to Mumbai airport T2 from September

July 17, 2015

GVK group run Mumbai International Airport Limited has asked Air India and GoAir to shift from terminal 1A to its Terminal 2 from September 1. At present amongst the domestic airlines only Vistara operates from T2.

However the shifting may be delayed as GoAir is said to have expressed reservations about the shifting plan, sources said.

MIAL has not yet it announced how it intends to utilise terminal 1A after Air India and GoAir vacate it. Sources also said GoAir is still discussing the plan with airport management and is said to have opposed the idea of shifting airlines in batches.

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This is interesting...can Ameya/Ojas/... do an analysis on this?
How much of CSIA T2 will be ready in Sep, and what will come of T1A/B/C?
The move to CSIA T2 will benefit AI to utilise BOM as a secondary hub really well.
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Not sure on how much of T2 will be ready, but certainly this will help AI do a proper hub at BOM, including a lot of domestic connections
Eg - VNS / UDR/JDH/JAI to south india and also to international ones. Currently with a mix of domestic flights and domestic legs / international connectors there was a confusion as well as uneven allocation of ground staff. Now the whole bunch would be at one location, which may also decrease the turnaround time? Just speculating
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http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/air-india-goair-to-shift-to-mumbai-airport-t2-from-september-115071701141_1.html

Air India, GoAir to shift to Mumbai airport T2 from September

July 17, 2015

GVK group run Mumbai International Airport Limited has asked Air India and GoAir to shift from terminal 1A to its Terminal 2 from September 1. At present amongst the domestic airlines only Vistara operates from T2.

Air India could not be immediately reached for comment.

Mumbai's airport has three domestic terminals 1A, 1B and 1C (which has an access from 1B). While Air India and GoAir operate from terminal 1A, other private airlines – IndiGo, Jet Airways and SpiceJet function from terminal 1B. Jet Airways is expected to move to T2 next year.




http://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai/air-india-and-goair-ready-for-take-off-from-swanky-t2-in-mumbai/article1-1378645.aspx

Air India, GoAir ready for take-off from T2 at Mumbai airport

Aug 10, 2015

More passengers taking domestic flights from Mumbai will be able to use the swanky T2, with two airlines set to move there next month.

According to Mumbai airport officials, national carrier Air India and budget airline GoAir are scheduled to move operations into a new section of the two-year-old terminal from September.

At present, Vistara, which started operations in January, is the only domestic airline to function out of T2. The other three domestic airlines operating from old domestic terminal are likely to move in by January 2016, said airport sources.

“The last round of talks comprising allotment of space, facilities and the terminal rents are on. The shifting will happen soon, but the dates are yet to be decided,” said an airport official.

The spokespersons for the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), Air India and GoAir refused to comment on the relocation.

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http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Szbz9pGI9npdMVYMrd6CEJ/GoAir-to-connect-tier-II-III-cities-with-DelhiMumbaiBenga.html

GoAir to connect tier II, III cities with Delhi-Mumbai-Bengaluru network

Dec 15 2015

Go Airlines (India) Ltd is focusing on profitable growth and adopting a triangular network approach connecting flights from Delhi-Mumbai-Bengaluru as the Wadia Group promoted low-fare airline is readying itself for an initial public offering.

GoAir will also induct 26 new fuel-efficient planes to its fleet by the end of March 2017, a move that will reduce its cost of operations

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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/a320neo-delivery-to-goair-likely-to-be-delayed/articleshow/50255307.cms

A320neo delivery to GoAir likely to be delayed

20 Dec, 2015

GoAir's wait to induct A320neo aircraft in its fleet may get a little longer as European plane maker Airbus has made it known that it may not be able to deliver the new fuel-efficient aircraft as scheduled from early April next year, airline sources have said.

Airbus is scheduled to commence delivery of these planes to the Wadia group-promted budget airline from the next fiscal.

The sources said the A320neo planes to GoAir were unlikely to be delivered from April due to technical issues "which are being sorted out by the aircraft manufacturer."

The delivery of these planes may be delayed by 3-4 months, they said, adding, "in that situation induction of A320neos in GoAir fleet cannot take place before the second quarter (July-September) of FY 16."

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HAWK21M wrote:
The way the seat pitch is reducing over time...soon pax will travel domestic standing Smile
...or in the airline you work for? Razz


Cargo costs more unfortunately Wink
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Dont they have international expansion plans?
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Got to agree that GoAir was least expected to survive of the surviving airlines. Can anybody give greater insight into it?

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Aseem wrote:
Got to agree that GoAir was least expected to survive of the surviving airlines. Can anybody give greater insight into it?
For starters, Wolfgang Prock-Shauer and his team. We may remember this person and his team as the people associated with Jet Airways' good days.
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http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/goair-explores-kuwait-teheran-routes-for-international-foray-115122900029_1.html

GoAir explores Kuwait, Teheran routes for international foray

December 29, 2015

GoAir is evaluating destinations such as Kuwait, Male (Maldives) and Teheran for its planned international foray next year.

According to sources, the airline is looking at limited international operations from Mumbai and Delhi in the next summer schedule when its inducts its 20th aircraft.

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/GoAir-to-launch-direct-Mumbai-Leh-flights-this-summer/articleshow/50534169.cms

GoAir to launch direct Mumbai-Leh flights this summer

Jan 11, 2016

GoAir will launch direct non-stop flights between Mumbai and Leh in the summer schedule, which will begin on March 27. Other than this, the summer schedule will introduce a Bangalore-Port Blair flight as well.

The airline willl operate a daily flight, G8 386, which is scheduled to depart Mumbai daily at 4am and land in Leh at 6.15am. On Monday, the cheapest fare on the Mumbai-Leh GoAir return flight for travel on April 5 and return a week later was Rs 11,000.

"GoAir also announced daily direct connectivity between Bengaluru, Patna and Ranchi. Additional frequencies with improved timings have also been introduced connecting 10 Indian cities," said a GoAir release issued on Monday.

"Ranchi, Lucknow and Patna will see increased daily frequencies from Delhi. Srinagar will be additionally connected with Mumbai. Leh will also see an additional frequency to Srinagar," it added.

Commenting on the network changes, Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, GoAir said that the new summer schedule follows the principle of connecting the triangle of Mumbai-Delhi-Bengaluru with better timings and connectivity from these main hubs to tier 2 and tier 3 cities. "The schedules have been planned to allow quick and convenient connections for customers," he added.

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Go Air re-jigs network for summer schedule 2016

Go Air, the smallest airline amongst the old timers in India, is re-jigging its network effective the beginning of Summer Schedule (27th March 2016).

My first blog post (Go Air – The silent performer) was about this airline, where I had mentioned that the airline started with a philosophy of deploying additional capacity in Europe in the peak months of Europe, which co-insides with the lean season in India. However those experiments failed and the first few years were spent in choosing routes and discontinuing them. It wasn’t restricted to flights but extended to stations.

The airline seems to be now experimenting the same within India by re-deploying capacity during summer and winter seasons based on the demand changes on specific routes in the country.
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Go Air re-jigs network for summer schedule 2016
For the layperson like me, Go Air has always been the perennial also-ran, with immense potential, but never quite living up to it, and always falling behind, even sometimes betraying a lack of suitable higher ambition (such as not taking its 20th aircraft, which was perhaps a good business decision in hindsight, to consolidate, rather than expand). I have been personally looking forward to the change at the airline ever since it pulled a complete coup of sorts, with W. P.-S., who in turn has brought in new people, and the changes are starting to be in plain view. W. P.-S. knows the Indian market rather well, thanks to his experience with 9W: a period which saw some good progress at the airline.
The BBI change was a quick reaction to some market realities: 9W's earlier abandonment of the station was possibly a harbinger of some realities, and 6E was rather quick to jump in. AI is reasonably well-represented at BBI. Hmm..
I knew about the seasonal profitability of the J&K routes, but had not thought about the ASKMs factor. Interesting!
IXZ looks like the new in-thing, with now even 6E deciding to jump in, in spite of having to perhaps have a small suitable sub-fleet, or suitably re-orienting loads/capacity: I guess I am technically too naive to answer that!
The `innovative' routes, are they perhaps a consequence of feeling the heat from 6E at CCU. Please give an update on PAT: do the IXL- and IXZ-compatible birds do the PAT sectors as well? PAT still needs some skilfull handling: my parents experienced it on a recent (Feb'14) DEL-PAT-DEL trip on AI.
Thanks for the nice article!
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http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-goair-announces-relocating-arrival-operations-to-terminal-1b-at-mumbai-airport-2189164

GoAir to relocate arrival operations to Mumbai airport's terminal 1B

14 Mar 2016

Budget carrier GoAir announced shifting of its incoming flights to terminal 1B from terminal IA at the city's domestic airport from on Tuesday.

As of now, its outbound flights leave from terminal 1B.

The last GoAir flight arriving at Terminal 1A will be from Delhi at 23.55 hours while the airline's first arriving flight at Terminal 1B will be at 1 am tomorrow, GoAir said in a release today.

This will complete the process of relocation of GoAir operations to terminal IB from IA, it said.

GoAir's entire operations, both departures and arrivals at Mumbai airport, will now be carried out from Terminal 1B.

To inform its passengers of the change, signage will be put up across both terminals at the airport, the release said adding GoAir will also update its passengers through its social media network, company website and intimation through email, SMS and its customer service helpline.




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Go Air re-jigs network for summer schedule 2016
For the layperson like me, Go Air has always been the perennial also-ran, with immense potential, but never quite living up to it, and always falling behind, even sometimes betraying a lack of suitable higher ambition (such as not taking its 20th aircraft, which was perhaps a good business decision in hindsight, to consolidate, rather than expand).

Hehe.. thats the analysis of most !

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I have been personally looking forward to the change at the airline ever since it pulled a complete coup of sorts, with W. P.-S., who in turn has brought in new people, and the changes are starting to be in plain view. W. P.-S. knows the Indian market rather well, thanks to his experience with 9W: a period which saw some good progress at the airline.

True. WPS is the best thing that has happened to Go Air

sumantra wrote:

The BBI change was a quick reaction to some market realities: 9W's earlier abandonment of the station was possibly a harbinger of some realities, and 6E was rather quick to jump in. AI is reasonably well-represented at BBI. Hmm..

May be BBI made money but they found a route which makes more money. . stations are not always closed for lack of profitability but optimum deployment of assets, in this case the station is still active.

sumantra wrote:

I knew about the seasonal profitability of the J&K routes, but had not thought about the ASKMs factor. Interesting!
IXZ looks like the new in-thing, with now even 6E deciding to jump in, in spite of having to perhaps have a small suitable sub-fleet, or suitably re-orienting loads/capacity: I guess I am technically too naive to answer that!
The `innovative' routes, are they perhaps a consequence of feeling the heat from 6E at CCU. Please give an update on PAT: do the IXL- and IXZ-compatible birds do the PAT sectors as well? PAT still needs some skilfull handling: my parents experienced it on a recent (Feb'14) DEL-PAT-DEL trip on AI.
Thanks for the nice article!
Cheers, Sumantra.


PAT, to the best of my knowledge does not require special compatability. The pilots on the forum can answer better though
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GoAir's first A320NEO, the future VT-WGA, is being readied for delivery.


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http://www.livemint.com/Companies/DtGJvktmtarKToxhAMbL7I/GoAir-awaits-Airbus-delivery-schedule-to-decide-IPO-timing.html

GoAir awaits Airbus delivery schedule to decide IPO timing

Mar 28 2016

Go Airlines (India) Ltd, which runs low-fare carrier GoAir, is waiting to hear from plane maker Airbus SAS on the delivery schedule of its fuel-efficient A320neo jets before deciding on the timing of a proposed share sale.

GoAir is expected to start taking delivery of its first A320neos by May and is expected to take delivery of at least 10 of the jets in the next financial year, according to two people aware of the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

GoAir’s initial public offer (IPO) timing is directly linked with the induction of A320neo planes into its fleet, said one of the two people cited above, adding that it would finalize the share sale plan once it receives clarity on the delivery schedule from Airbus.

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http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-summer-schedule-goair-adds-8-flights-besides-enhancing-frequencies-on-some-of-its-existing-routes-2196617

Summer schedule: GoAir adds 8 flights besides enhancing frequencies on some of its existing routes

31 Mar 2016

GoAir has added eight flights besides enhancing frequencies on some of its existing routes in the summer schedule, which came into effect from last Sunday.

In the summer schedule, GoAir will operate 146 flights per day across its network as against 138 operated by the airline in the just concluded winter schedule, the airline said.

From April 13, GoAir will also roll out non-stop daily flights connecting to Leh from Mumbai. This is the first time that any domestic carrier is providing a direct connection to Leh from India's financial capital, the airline said today.

Additionally, the airline is adding frequencies on the Mumbai - Patna and Mumbai - Lucknow routes from April 17 to cater the holiday rush, it said.

"The schedules have been planned to allow quick and convenient connections for customers. We hope both holiday and business travelers would find the new flights attractive and convenient," GoAir Chief executive Officer Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://atwonline.com/aircraft-engines/india-s-goair-plans-take-delivery-first-a320neo-may

GoAir plans to take delivery of first A320neo in May

Apr 6, 2016

GoAir, owned by the Wada Goup, plans to take delivery of its first Airbus A320neo in May if it is confident in the performance of the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engines powering the aircraft.

The carrier, which currently operates a fleet of 19 A320s, has 72 A320neos on order (all set to be powered by GTFs) and confirmed to ATW that it is slated to take delivery of eight A320neos by May 2017. But the airline is concerned about the startup restrictions currently imposed on GTF-powered A320neos.

GoAir is negotiating with Pratt over what kind of technical support it can get for its first A320neo scheduled to be delivered in May. A Pratt spokesperson told ATW the company does not discuss customer contractual issues, but is “proud to count GoAir as a PW1100G engine customer.”

Regarding the operating restrictions that have slowed the startup time for PW1100Gs, the Pratt spokesperson said the engine manufacturer “is in the process of introducing modifications that will bring the motoring time in line with engines in service today. Engines being delivered from our production facility in June 2016 will be at this standard.”

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http://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai/after-indigo-and-spicejet-goair-hikes-cancellation-fees/story-4Rs5wgVGneqM8YfSkLAmzL.html

After IndiGo and SpiceJet, GoAir hikes cancellation fees

Apr 22, 2016

After IndiGo Airlines and SpiceJet Airlines, another budget airline GoAir on Thursday hiked its cancellation charges from Rs1,900 to Rs2,225. According to the circular updated on the airline’s website, the fliers calling off a journey up to two hours before take-off time would be charges at least Rs2,225.

The move is likely to affect hundreds of air travellers as the three airlines together cater to one out of two domestic passengers in India, going by their market share in the civil aviation ministry records.

The pattern started after Indigo began charging Rs2,250 for cancelling flight tickets from April 1. Earlier the minimum charge was Rs1,250 for tickets cancelled a month ahead of the journey. Soon SpiceJet raised its charge from Rs1,899 to Rs2,350 for domestic fliers. The charge was raised by Rs150 for international flight cancellations.

The move has come into effect at a time when a fliers’ body is planning to approached the Competition Commission of India (CCI) against these industry wide pattern. “We have observed that every an airlines makes changes to its fee structure others follow suit. This indicates that they industry could be working as a cartel,” said Sudhakar Reddy, national president with the Air Passengers’ Association of India (APAI) a body formed by frequent fliers. He added that the APAI would report the matter to the CCI.

“Cancellation charges on certain flights routes are almost half the cost of the tickets. No place in the world has such exorbitant price structure.”

The move is also facing criticism owing to its timing. The summer months of April and May witnessed the highest fliers’ loads owing to school vacations and many families setting off on leisure holidays.

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/goair-set-to-take-delivery-of-its-first-fuel-efficient-airbus/1/681484.html

GoAir set to take delivery of its first fuel-efficient Airbus

May 31, 2016

GoAir is all set to take the delivery of its first fuel-efficient Airbus A320 neo plane this week. "Our first A320 neo (new engine option) will be landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here on June 2," a GoAir official said. "The aircraft should be in operations by early next week," the official added. The Mumbai-based carrier was originally scheduled to induct these aircraft in the fleet from April this year. As of now, another budget airline IndiGo is the only operator of A 320 neo in India. The induction of the new aircraft will increase GoAir?s fleet size to 20 and make it eligible to fly it international. "GoAir plans to induct a total of eight A320 neo planes this fiscal of the 72 planes on order," the official said, adding the first A320 neo is expected to be deployed on the Mumbai-route.

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GoAir has added a new (its first) A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-WGA.
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http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/pressreleases/press-release-detail/detail/goair-takes-delivery-of-its-first-of-72-a320neo-aircraft/

GoAir takes delivery of its first of 72 A320neo aircraft

2 June 2016

Mumbai, India based GoAir has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft, becoming the world’s third operator to do so. The A320neo powered by Pratt and Whitney engines, is the first of 72 A320neo on order and joins GoAir’s existing fleet of 19 A320 aircraft.

The aircraft is configured in a conformable layout and is the first A320neo equipped with the innovative Spaceflex cabin configuration with 186 seats. GoAir currently flies to 22 Indian destinations. With the NEO induction, GoAir will expand its network and offer fliers better connectivity and continue its growth as one of India’s preferred low-cost airline.

GoAir’s first A320neo is the first of the type to be financed on a sale and leaseback through SMBC Aviation Capital.



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