GoAir to add 200 flights, plans to take two aircraft on lease

GoAir to add 200 flights, plans to take two aircraft on lease
PTI
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First Published: Sun, Mar 14 2010. 01 33 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Mar 14 2010. 01 33 PM IST
Mumbai: The Wadia group-promoted budget air-carrier Go Air plans to add 200 flights to its summer schedule, starting from 29 March, according to a source.
This will take the total number of flights being operated by the carrier to 1,850 per month.
“We are adding 200 flights to our network in the summer schedule. This translates into an over 10% capacity addition,” the source told PTI.
At present, GoAir operates 1,650 flights a month.
The airline also plans to add two new destinations from 6 April -- Nagpur and Nanded in Maharashtra -- as both these cities offer a good business potential, the source said.
“On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the service will operate between Delhi-Nagpur-Nanded-Mumbai. On the rest of the days, the service will be between Delhi-Nagpur-Mumbai,” the source said.
GoAir is also eyeing Pune in Maharashtra and has applied to the authorities to provide slots at the Pune airport, the source said.
“We have requested for a slot in Pune and we hope that in the next three months, we will be able to launch a service to the city,” the source said.
“The air-carrier is keen to expand its footprint in Maharashtra and Aurangabad in the state is also on the radar,” the source said.
GoAir has a firm order for two aircraft -- Airbus 320, the source said.
The budget airline is presently in negotiations with a few players to take two aircraft on dry lease on a short-term contract of up to two-years, the source said.
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First Published: Sun, Mar 14 2010. 01 33 PM IST