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GoAir
Goair.png
IATA
G8
ICAO
GOW
Callsign
GOAIR
Founded June 2004
Hubs
Secondary hubs
Focus cities
Fleet size 8 (+ 12 Orders)
Destinations 12
Parent company Wadia Group
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Key people Jehangir Wadia
Website www.goair.in
A Go Air aircraft at Bengaluru International Airport, with pink colors.
Not to be confused with go!, the Hawaiian airline.

GoAir is a low-cost airline based in Mumbai, India. It operates domestic passenger services to 11 cities with 385 weekly flights. Its main base is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai.[1]

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History

The airline was established in June 2004. On 9 June 2005 GoAir announced that it intended to launch operations in October 2005 with a fleet of 20 leased Airbus A320 aircraft. Initial flights would be in the southern and western areas of India with the first nine A320s, the remaining 11 aircraft being added in the second year. At the time the airline was in discussion with both Airbus and Boeing on the purchase of between 20 and 40 new aircraft, with a contract to be in place by the end of 2005 and with deliveries to start by 2007 . It started operations on 4 November 2005.[1] An order for 10 aircraft from the Airbus A320 family (with options for 10 more) was announced in July 2006.[2] GoAir announced in mid-January 2007 that it plans to sell a large minority ownership position to assist it with funds for continued expansion as well as to improve chances for the sale and leaseback of additional A320 aircraft.

Go Air is wholly owned by the Wadia Group[1], Mumbai based and majority owners of Bombay Dyeing and Britannia Industries. On 18 January 2007, GoAir Chairman Nusli Wadia was found to be carrying a revolver and bullets aboard an Air India flight to Dubai. Though undetected by baggage screeners upon departure, they were detected and confiscated upon his arrival at Dubai.[3]

GoAir and airline reservations system provider Radixx International of Orlando, Florida on January 24, 2007, jointly announced that Radixx had taken over all reservations and passenger management functions from GoAir's previous vendor.

GoAir airliners come in green, orange, black, blue, and pink.

Destinations

GoAir flights serve the following cities as at October 2009[4]:

India

Fleet

The Go Air fleet consists of the following aircraft as of April 2009:

Go Air Fleet[5]
Aircraft In Service Orders Options Passengers
(Economy)
Notes
Airbus A320-200 8 12 2 180 2 dry leased.
Total 8 12 2

Service

Being a no-frills airlines, Go does not offer a complimentary meal service to its passengers. However, it does offer a buy-on-board food service where items such as sandwiches, parathas, cookies, nuts and soft drinks can be purchased. Mineral water is provided free of charge.

External links

References

  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 87. 2007-04-03.  
  2. ^ Go Air News July 2006
  3. ^ BBC News
  4. ^ http://goair.in/sheduleflight.asp
  5. ^ [1]
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GoAir
IATA
G8
ICAO
GOW
Callsign
GOAIR
Founded 2006
Commenced operations 4 June 2007
Hubs
Secondary hubs
Focus cities
Fleet size 10 (+ 12 Orders)
Destinations 21
Parent company Wadia Group
Headquarters Mumbai
Key people Jehangir Wadia, MD
Website www.goair.in

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Not to be confused with go!, the Hawaiian airline.

GoAir is a low-cost airline based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It operates domestic passenger services to 21 cities with 100 daily flights and approximately 700 weekly flights. Its main base is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai.[1]

It is owned by Jehangir Wadia, the great-grandson of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founding father of Pakistan.

Contents

History

The airline was established in 2006. It launched commercial operations on 4 June 2007. It is now wholly owned by the Wadia Group[1], Mumbai based and majority owners of Bombay Dyeing and Britannia Industries.

Destinations

GoAir flights serve the following cities as at April 2010[2]:

India

Fleet

The Go Air fleet consists of the following aircraft as of June 2010[4]: 'http://www.airbus.com/en/worldwide/americas'

GoAir Fleet[5]
Aircraft In Service Orders Options Passengers
(Economy)
Notes
Airbus A320-200 1011 2 2 dry leased.
Total 10 11 2

As of Sept 2010, the average fleet age of GoAir was 1.6 years[6]

Service

Being a no-frills airlines, Go does not offer a complimentary meal service to its passengers. However, it does offer a buy-on-board food service where items such as sandwiches, parathas, cookies, nuts, soft drinks and Mineral water can be purchased. But from 9 April 2009 Go has started a new premium service known as Go Business in which the passengers, at a slightly higher fare, are assured of seats in the first two rows of the aircraft and the middle seat is always empty. Go provides free meals on board to passengers travelling on Go Business.

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References


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