by Priya Jadhav
● GoAir has doubled its fleet in less than two years
● Aims to achieve 100 million passenger mark in the next two years
● Rapid growth in the domestic and international network
India,October 2019: It’s Twintastic for GoAir – two new aircraft got added to its ever growing fleet. One A320 aircraft arrived from Germany’s major port city Hamburg and another A320 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 that operates 325+ daily flights connecting 24 domestic and 7 international destinations.
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.
The airline plans to start operation to its 8th international destination and 25th domestic destination in India, subject to regulatory approvals. In August 2019, GoAir achieved the highest on-time-performance as 85.1% amongst the scheduled domestic airlines, 12th month in a row. During the same month, GoAir flew 13.91 lakh passengers with barely 0.85% cancellations as against an industry average of 1.61% for scheduled domestic airlines. Also, the airline had 0.4 complaint rate per 10,000 passengers in August 2019.
According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation data, during the April to August 2019 period, GoAir’s cancellations are the lowest in the industry – at 0.4% against an industry average of 1.5%, which is almost 4 times higher than that of GoAir. During the same period GoAir’s average OTP is 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%.
GoAir flies to 24 domestic destinations including Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Kannur, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi and Srinagar. GoAir flies to 7 international destinations, including Phuket, Male, Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bangkok and Kuwait.