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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/pilots-switch-off-healthy-engine-after-bird-hit/articleshow/59276868.cms

Pilots switch off healthy engine after bird-hit

Jun 23, 2017

Over 160 people on a GoAir flight from Delhi to Mumbai on Wednesday had a narrow escape when the aircraft suffered a bird-hit during takeoff at IGI Airport. One of the Airbus A-320's engines ingested the bird during takeoff roll, but instead of switching this engine off as per procedure, the pilots allegedly turned off the healthy one.

"The pilots soon realised their mistake and switched on the healthy engine. The aircraft reached an altitude of about 2,000 feet before it returned to land safely in Delhi. It was a dangerous situation and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has grounded both pilots. Luckily, the other engine had not failed after the bird-hit and was still powering the plane even after the pilots reportedly switched off the 'healthy' engine, which had not suffered the bird-hit. Otherwise, it would have been bad," said a source.

A GoAir spokesman said: "GoAir flight G8 338 from New Delhi to Mumbai, carrying 155 passengers, suffered a bird-hit on Wednesday. Following standard operating procedure, the aircraft returned to Delhi as a precautionary measure at 11.28am. All passengers were transferred to another aircraft, which was airborne at 1.04pm. The matter is under investigation."

The airline did not comment on the allegedly wrong switching-off of the engine and grounding of the pilots.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoAir has added a pre-owned A320 to the fleet today, as VT-GOT.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/a-320-neo-engine-trouble-adds-to-goair-woes/articleshow/59774734.cms

A-320 Neo engine trouble adds to GoAir woes

Jul 26, 2017

Pratt & Whitney's (PW) snag-prone engines for the Airbus A-320 new engine option (Neo) continues to trouble both the airlines - IndiGo and GoAir - using this combination in India. While TOI had on July 11 reported that 9 of the 22 PW-powered A-320 Neos of IndiGo were grounded due to engine issues, now GoAir is also facing problem on this front.

GoAir has been sending mails to passengers about some flight cancellations as the engine trouble has meant slower than expected deliveries of the aircraft from Airbus. "The reason for the cancellation is the delay from Airbus on account of Pratt & Whitney powered engine delivery. We regret the inconvenience caused. These changes are due to issues beyond our control and our customer care team will call you ... for free rebooking or full refund," says a mail sent by GoAir to a passenger who had booked an Ahmedabad-Bengaluru flight for August, informing him about the flight being cancelled.

GoAir did not say how many A-320 Neos it was supposed to get till now as per original delivery schedule and how many it has actually got so far. The Wadia group airline has 5 A-320 Neos. One of these has been grounded for engine replacement, adding to the airline's troubles.

PW had recently told TOI that it "is actively working with customers in India and supporting them in their daily operations". P&W's A-320 Neo engines have been plagued with issues like slow engine startup times and erroneous engine software messages in the new engine.

With 430 A-320 Neo family planes on order, IndiGo is Airbus's biggest customer globally for this aircraft. GoAir has ordered 72 A-320 Neos with PW engines and is yet to decide the engine for an additional order of 72 Neos it confirmed last year.

This March, PW had asked the two LCCs to fly these planes at a lower altitude -- 30,000 feet instead of the higher levels of 36-37,000 feet. While the denser air of lower levels will mean putting less pressure on the engine, flying lower will also lead to increased fuel consumption for airlines. Less fuel burn was supposed to be the USP of the A-320 Neo, Earlier this year, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation had ordered immediate examination of PW on the A-320 Neos.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/1rqTwVKk3gNUBQT4fTZZYJ/Go-Air-to-start-overseas-flights-in-October-no-plans-for-IP.html

Go Air to start overseas flights in October, no plans for IPO

Aug 07 2017

Go Air would start flying overseas from October this year, its managing director Jehangir Wadia said.

“We have plans to start overseas operations from October this year”, Wadia told PTI on Monday. He said, initially, the airline would fly to destinations in Asia and review destinations within the region.

Go Air, which had ordered for 143 Airbus neo A320 aircraft to add to the existing 24-strong fleet, has received the delivery for only five aircraft so far.

“There are issues with the engine for which the deliveries are getting delayed”, Wadia said.

To a query whether the airline was keen to look at the divestment of Air India like its competitor Indigo, Wadia said “we have no interest”. He also denied any plans of an IPO, he said.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.phuketgazette.net/news/direct-flights-from-phuket-to-india-from-goair

Direct flights from Phuket to India from GoAir.

August 11, 2017

GoAir is launching its overseas operations with flights from Mumbai to Male in the Maldives as well as Phuket. The airline, owned by the Wadia Group, has been waiting for the delivery of its new generation Airbus 320 Neo planes before starting the overseas legs.

GoAir says it will start flights to Phuket in October. It’s the fifth largest airline in India and the GoAir flights will be the first direct Phuket to India flights available.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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http://www.phuketgazette.net/news/direct-flights-from-phuket-to-india-from-goair

Direct flights from Phuket to India from GoAir.

August 11, 2017

GoAir is launching its overseas operations with flights from Mumbai to Male in the Maldives as well as Phuket. The airline, owned by the Wadia Group, has been waiting for the delivery of its new generation Airbus 320 Neo planes before starting the overseas legs.

GoAir says it will start flights to Phuket in October. It’s the fifth largest airline in India and the GoAir flights will be the first direct Phuket to India flights available.


GoAir has seized a good opportunity unlike other airlines which just introduce flights to destinations already flown by other Indian carriers. For example Jet has a hub in BOM and they don't think outside the box much. MLE flight has O & D potential in both directions.

Phuket has me intrigued. Recently visited Phuket and did not see too many Indians there, but was told that it is low season for Indians and they visit more in April to June and then again in winter. Phuket has a large number of Indian restaurants, though.

Also the Thailand immigration at Phuket is slow and for Indians it will take even longer, there are 2 lines, one to get a visa on arrival (this is clogged generally by Chinese and Indians) and then the other one general immigration.
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http://www.phuketgazette.net/news/direct-flights-from-phuket-to-india-from-goair

Direct flights from Phuket to India from GoAir.

August 11, 2017

GoAir is launching its overseas operations with flights from Mumbai to Male in the Maldives as well as Phuket. The airline, owned by the Wadia Group, has been waiting for the delivery of its new generation Airbus 320 Neo planes before starting the overseas legs.

GoAir says it will start flights to Phuket in October. It’s the fifth largest airline in India and the GoAir flights will be the first direct Phuket to India flights available.


GoAir has seized a good opportunity unlike other airlines which just introduce flights to destinations already flown by other Indian carriers. For example Jet has a hub in BOM and they don't think outside the box much. MLE flight has O & D potential in both directions.

Phuket has me intrigued. Recently visited Phuket and did not see too many Indians there, but was told that it is low season for Indians and they visit more in April to June and then again in winter. Phuket has a large number of Indian restaurants, though.

Also the Thailand immigration at Phuket is slow and for Indians it will take even longer, there are 2 lines, one to get a visa on arrival (this is clogged generally by Chinese and Indians) and then the other one general immigration.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoAir has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-WGF.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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GoAir has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-WGF.


WTF would've been ideal given their problems with the neo
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoAir has added two new A320NEOs to the fleet today, as VT-WGG & VT-WGH.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/delhi-airport-goair-to-shift-operations-to-t2-from-october-29-4889163/

Delhi airport: GoAir to shift operations to T2 from October 29

October 13, 2017

GoAir will shift its entire operations to terminal 2 (T2) of the Delhi airport from October 29 till expansion work at terminal 1 (T1) is complete, according to a statement. The carrier is the first one to agree to shifting operations to the revamped T2 while competitors — IndiGo and SpiceJet — are yet to agree to the airport operator’s proposal for partially shifting their flights to T2. T2 would be operational from October 29, a joint statement issued by airport operator DIAL and GoAir said.

“GoAir becomes the first airline to accept DIAL’s proposal and decided to shift its entire operations to Terminal 2 with effect from 0001 hours of October 29,” it added. The release said the shifting is a temporary move to ease the pressure of fast growing traffic at T1.

GoAir MD Jeh Wadia said the move to shift to T2 would help the airline expand and further improve connectivity to more destinations from the national capital. It would also help add more frequency to existing connections, he added. Wadia noted that it is moving to newly furbished T2 in order to support the government and DIAL’s plans to upgrade and expand the airport facilities as well as continuously improve the customer experience.

“We welcome GoAir in its new home terminal in T2. This will enable us to start the expansion works at T1 and carry it on seamlessly,” DIAL CEO I Prabhakara Rao said. All infrastructures at T2 are fully ready and DIAL (Delhi International Airport Ltd) is “planning to initiate the ORAT (Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer) procedures with effect from October 17, 2017, 12 days prior to the re-commencement date of T2”.

Under the master plan, T1’s annual passenger handling capacity is to be expanded from 20 million to 40 million with 22 aerobridges and other facilities. “The expansion process will encompass all major areas of the airport ie land side, terminal and air side and will be completed within four years,” the release said.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go Air shifts entire operations to T2 at Delhi effective 29th October

THE STALEMATE OVER T1D OPERATIONS IS YET UNRESOLVED SINCE THIS WOULD NOT COMPRISE THE 30% REDUCTION AS PLANNED


The Mumbai head quartered low cost carrier Go Air has come to the rescue again to end the stalemate between airlines and Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) shifting its entire operations to Terminal 2 effective 29th October. The airline has taken a lead to end the stalemate amongst the Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) operating from T1D and the airport operator. This has resulted in the airline shifting its entire operations to T2 rather than the 30% which the airport operator had come up with. This first mover advantage will definitely go a long way in streamlining its operations while the other two carriers – Spicejet and IndiGo battle it out.

DIAL took a view to let the airlines decide on the shifting and when no solution was forthcoming started planning for a shift of 30% of operations by all airlines at T1D. A holistic solution could have been to look at the airport capacity as a whole – T1, T2 and T3 before deciding on who moves.
However, this plan could have been fraught with even more opposition from airlines. Air India and Jet Airways have a functional hub with a lot of transfer passengers and partial shift is not possible. Premium carrier Vistara has its major hub at Delhi with lounge which would have led to opposition from the airline. AirAsia India is the other airline which operates from T3 and shifting them to T2 would not have created space for another carrier at T3 nor eased the situation at T1, thus leaving DIAL with no option but to look for options amongst the carriers at T1D.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Go Air shifts entire operations to T2 at Delhi effective 29th October
Intriguing...I wonder what the G8 sops are, and what the 6E suggestions to SG are!
Classified, I guess.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what did Go Air get in return for agreeing to move? That would be interesting to know.
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GoAir has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-WGM.
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GoAir has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-WGJ.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoAir has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-WGK.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoAir has added two new A320NEOs to the fleet today, as VT-WGI & VT-WGL.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171219005956/en/CDB-Aviation-Completes-Delivery-Initial-New-A320neo

CDB Aviation Completes Delivery of Initial Five New A320neo Aircraft to GoAir

December 19, 2017

CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC (“CDB Aviation”), a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced that on December 18 the company delivered two new Airbus A320neo aircraft to India-based, low-cost carrier Go Airlines (India) Ltd. (“GoAir”).

The two aircraft represent the delivery of initial five of a total of 14 A320neos placed on long-term lease with the airline as part of a Purchase and Leaseback transaction announced on November 20. The remaining nine aircraft will be delivered to GoAir through the end of 2019.

“By delivering two A320neos to GoAir, CDB Aviation successfully completed the initial installment of five A320neo deliveries to the airline planned for this year,” said CDB Aviation Chief Commercial Officer Patrick Hannigan. “We look forward to delivering the remaining nine aircraft over the next couple of years, while assisting GoAir with further optimizing their fleet through our long-term partnership.”

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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/goair-seeks-dgca-nod-to-start-overseas-flights-with-mumbai-maldives-route-in-feb/articleshow/62293316.cms

GoAir seeks DGCA nod to start overseas flights with Mumbai-Maldives route in Feb

Dec 29, 2017

Twelve years after launch, low cost carrier GoAir is finally preparing to fly overseas. The Wadia Group airline has sought nod to start with Mumbai-Maldives route in February and "filed for preparedness" with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). .

"GoAir is doing route proving for Mumbai-Maldives (Male). While they have not indicated a firm date, GoAir has given first week of February as the tentative time for starting that flight," said a senior DGCA official.


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoAir has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-WGN.
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GoAir has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-WGO.
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GoAir has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-WGQ.
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https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/goair-may-lease-out-some-of-its-a320neo-planes/articleshow/65017419.cms

GoAir may lease out some of its A320neo planes

JUL 17, 2018

In a first, low-fare carrier GoAir may try to lease out some of its Airbus A320neo planes, said two people in the know, as the carrier estimates a shortfall in pilot hiring by the time the planes are inducted into its fleet. These are the first signs of an impending crew crisis staring the country’s airline industry in the face, even as it takes delivery of about 1,000 planes over the next decade.

“The scarcity of commander pilots is a reality and GoAir is already feeling the pinch. The airline has been mulling a plan to lease out some of its A320neo planes, possibly from the ones yet to be delivered,” said one of the people cited above. He didn’t elaborate.

GoAir didn’t respond to an email seeking comment, until the story went to press.

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GoAir has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-WGS.
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https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/goair-s-international-ops-begin-in-oct-to-connect-kannur-with-dammam-118080901650_1.html

GoAir's international ops begin in Oct, to connect Kannur with Dammam

August 10, 2018

GoAir is set to launch its international operations in October, making it the fifth Indian carrier to fly overseas, the Centre said on Friday.

GoAir has been given permission to start international operations from the new Kannur international airport to Dammam in Saudi Arabia, Civil Aviation secretary R N Choubey told reporters here, adding that IndiGo will operate a flight from the city to Doha and Jet Airways will start a service from there to Abu Dhabi.

The services are expected to start from the winter schedule, beginning October end.

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GoAir's international ops begin in Oct, to connect Kannur with Dammam

August 10, 2018

GoAir is set to launch its international operations in October, making it the fifth Indian carrier to fly overseas, the Centre said on Friday.

GoAir has been given permission to start international operations from the new Kannur international airport to Dammam in Saudi Arabia, Civil Aviation secretary R N Choubey told reporters here, adding that IndiGo will operate a flight from the city to Doha and Jet Airways will start a service from there to Abu Dhabi.

The services are expected to start from the winter schedule, beginning October end.


So I guess Jet has not given up on AUH! Good to see each airline taking one route rather than compete on the same route.
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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/goair-approved-to-fly-to-thailand-says-countrys-ambassador-to-india/articleshow/65533920.cms

GoAir approved to fly to Thailand, says country's ambassador

Aug 24, 2018

Almost 13 years after its launch, low cost GoAir may finally start overseas flights. Thailand’s ambassador to India Chutintorn Gongsakdi on Friday tweeted (from his handle @Chutintorn_Sam): “Go Airlines (India) or GoAir has been approved as designated airline to fly to Thailand since August 10, 2018.”

GoAir did not comment on the issue, like when — and if — it will start the much-awaited international operations. This summer, the Wadia Group airline had sought DGCA’s “preparedness clearance” to fly to Phuket from both Mumbai and Delhi. The regulator had earlier this year given clearance to GoAir to fly to Male. “We will believe GoAir has started international operations only after they actually do so, if they do so,” said a senior aviation official when asked about GoAir’s plans.

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https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/goair-to-launch-international-operations-first-flight-on-mumbai-phuket-route/articleshow/65579114.cms

GoAir to launch international operations; first flight on Mumbai-Phuket route

AUG 28, 2018

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.

The city-based airline, which became eligible to fly overseas more than two years ago when it took delivery of its 20th aircraft, which was also the first Airbus A320 Neo for the airline, 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 PTI.

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 be a daily operations.

GoAir spokesperson was not available for comments.

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http://zeenews.india.com/companies/goair-to-start-international-flights-to-phuket-and-mal-from-october-11-2137365.html

GoAir to start international flights to Phuket and Malé from October 11

Aug 30, 2018

GoAir announced the launch of its international operations on Thursday. The airlines launched two direct flights to Phuket and Malé from Mumbai and Delhi. The flights will begin operating from October 11.

GoAir was given permission to start international operations from the new Kannur international airport to Dammam in Saudi Arabia, Civil Aviation secretary R N Choubey told reporters earlier.

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This is finally some smart route planning with blue skies strategy with limited competition. This should hopefully help Go Air's bottomline. They are clearly testing the waters with limited frequencies.

I have a feeling that Phuket will become a daily in less than 12 months.
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This is finally some smart route planning with blue skies strategy with limited competition. This should hopefully help Go Air's bottomline. They are clearly testing the waters with limited frequencies.

I have a feeling that Phuket will become a daily in less than 12 months.


Or be pulled out if other airlines jump in and the route sees a blood bath like domestic routes !
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Go Air opens reservation for its International flights

Indian Low Cost Carrier Go Air opened reservations for its first International flights today. The airline will connect its hub of Mumbai and Delhi to Phuket in Thailand and Male, Maldives. Delhi and Mumbai are the two biggest hubs for the airline and sees 19.6% and 14.8% of current departures respectively.

The flights between Delhi and Phuket would operate twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays, effective 11th October. The departure from Delhi is scheduled at 0110 hours, reaching Phuket at 0725 hours. The return flight would depart at 0830 hours and land in Delhi at 1155 hours. Phuket will also be connected to Mumbai starting 13th of October with thrice a week flights operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The flight would depart Mumbai at 0125 hours and reach Phuket at 0725 hours. The return flight would land in Mumbai at noon, after departing Phuket at 0830 hours. The Delhi – Phuket distance is 3174 kms while Mumbai – Phuket is 3004 kms.

Flights to Male will be effective 14th October from Mumbai and 17th October from Delhi. The Mumbai – Male flight would depart Mumbai at 1330 hours and reach Male at 1550 hours on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The return flight would depart at 1650 hours and reach Mumbai at 2000 hours. The flight to Male from Delhi would operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with departure planned at 1245 hours from Delhi which would reach Male at 1620 hours and the return planned to depart Male at 1720 hours, reaching Delhi at 2210 hours. Delhi – Male is a distance of 2724 kms while Male is 1650 kms away from Mumbai.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go Air schedules international debut in October 2018

Go Air in October 2018 is launching international operation, initially service Male and Phuket. Planned operation includes the following.

Delhi – Male eff 17OCT18 2 weekly A320
Delhi – Phuket eff 11OCT18 2 weekly A320
Mumbai – Male eff 14OCT18 3 weekly A320
Mumbai – Phuket eff 12OCT18 3 weekly A320 (13OCT18 from BOM)


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GoAir has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-WGT.
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GoAir has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-WGV.
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GoAir has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-WGW.
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https://www.financialexpress.com/infrastructure/airlines-aviation/goairs-plan-to-sub-lease-aircraft-suffers-setback-talks-with-bamboo-airways-fall-through/1351689/

GoAir’s plan to sub-lease aircraft suffers setback, talks with Bamboo Airways fall through

October 17, 2018

GoAir’s plan to largely be an Airbus A320neo fleet airline seems to have suffered a setback as the airline’s discussions with start-up Vietnamese carrier Bamboo Airways to sub-lease its A320ceo aircraft have fallen through, a source close to the development told FE.

The airline was in discussion with the Vietnamese carrier, which has delayed its October launch, for sub-leasing nine of its A320ceo aircraft type. GoAir, with a fleet of 41 aircraft — a mix of both A320neos and A320ceos — had earlier said that it was weighing options of either sub-leasing its A320ceos or returning the lease of 16-17 of the A320ceos in its fleet.

“We are looking at whether we should be keeping the A320ceos on board or return the leases as they are 20% more expensive than the A320neos. We are looking at the sub-leasing options for the A320ceo fleet as well,” GoAir CEO Cornelis Vrieswijk had told the media earlier in August. The airline plans adding 13 A320neo aircraft to its fleet by March 2019. A deal with Bamboo Airways could not be consummated as GoAir was pricing its A320ceos much higher than the existing market rate, a source said.

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