to double commercial flights to 561 per week by end-November
16 November 2007
Delhi: GoAir has received a new A320 aircraft from Airbus, its second delivery
as part of a $1.2 billion order placed with Airbus last year. The fleet comprises
of Airbus A320 family aircraft, capable of accommodating a maximum of 180 passengers
in a single-class seating configuration.
on the new delivery Jeh Wadia, managing director, GoAir said: "The new aircraft
we have received is the second delivery of our $ 1.2 billion order we placed with
Airbus last year. Following the induction of the new aircraft, we shall be operating
561 commercial flights per week under the new winter schedule. We plan to have
41 aircraft by March 2012."
says that it has been consistently recording highest load factors in the industry,
with the average flown load factor during the first half of this financial year
being 81 per cent. The airline also said that it had recorded a108 per cent growth
in passenger traffic at the close of the first half of the current fiscal.
have been recording escalating growth in passenger traffic flown on a quarter-on-quarter
basis. At the close of the second quarter of the current fiscal, GoAir's passenger
traffic volume increased by 123 per cent. In the first quarter, we had recorded
95 per cent growth in passenger traffic," affirmed Wadia.
to the airline, with the onset of the festive and tourist season in India, it
is poised to maintain this growth trend during the third quarter as well.
is all set to double its flight operations from 259 to 561 commercial flights
per week by November-end, despite the fact that it has no plans to add new destinations
to its current network during the fiscal. It said that it would stay completely
focused on the 11 destinations it is currently operating to.
Airlines (India) Pvt Ltd launched its operations in 2005 and uses state-of-the-art
Airbus A320 aircraft in its fleet.
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