GoAir's Impressive 2019 Expansion

GoAir has announced that recently it has inducted 2 new aircraft to its fleet in a single month. One A320neo aircraft arrived from Germany’s major port city, Hamburg, and another A320neo aircraft from Toulouse in France, making it a rare twin delivery in the history of Indian aviation. GoAir has doubled its fleet in less than two years, earning itself the coveted title of India’s fastest growing airline. GoAir operates 325+ daily flights connecting 24 domestic and 7 international destinations.

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Mr. Jeh Wadia, Managing Director, GoAir, said: “The induction of twin aircraft in the GoAir fleet is in sync with our strategy of aggressive growth and expansion of our network. Our plan is to add at least one aircraft on average every month – GoAir has flown 76 million passengers since inception and our aim is to achieve 100 million passengers in the next two years. Our daily flights have grown by 41% to 325+ as compared to 230 daily flights same time last year. These two additional aircraft will offer greater flexibility to add new routes – Aizawl and Singapore – as well as cater to seasonal demand.”

According to data from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, during the April to August 2019 period, GoAir’s cancellations were the lowest in the industry – at 0.4% against an industry average of 1.5%, which is almost 4 times higher. During the same period GoAir’s average On Time Performance (OTP) was 88.1 % against an industry average of 79.3 %. As a consequence of this reliability combined with smart fares, GoAir has achieved an average load factor of 90.8% as compared to an industry average of 85.7%.

Photo by AeroNewsX/Karam Sodhi.

GoAir also has plans to start operations to its 8th international destination and 25th domestic destination in India, subject to regulatory approvals.

This August, GoAir also flew with barely 0.85% cancellations as against an industry average of 1.61% for scheduled domestic airlines. Also, the airline had a 0.4 complaint rate per 10,000 passengers in August 2019. As a result, GoAir is obviously in a good position in the Indian Aviation Industry.

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