Mumbai: The Wadia Group-run budget carrier GoAir on Thursday said it has hired former Airbus and Rolls Royce executive Miranda Mills as the chief operating officer (COO) of the airline.
The appointment of Mills, who will be reporting to the airline’s managing director, Jeh Wadia, comes at a time when the Mumbai-headquartered airline has revived plans for an initial public offering (IPO) and is looking to hire advisers to initiate the process.
Mills worked with Rolls Royce before joining GoAir, as chief digital officer, and director (transformation), of the civil aviation vertical of the company.
She has also worked with Airbus as vice-president (sales) for South Asia.
GoAir currently operates 270 daily flights connecting 24 domestic and four international destinations.
Separately, GoAir said in a statement that it will add flights between Delhi and Bangkok, Kannur and Dubai, Mumbai and Bangkok, and Kannur and Kuwait in the coming days.
“All these new sectors will further strengthen the airline’s growing network and travellers will now have the opportunity to explore the affordable travel experience that GoAir is acknowledged with," GoAir said in the statement.
“Today, GoAir took delivery of its 51st aircraft, and going forward the airline will be adding at least one aircraft every month," it added.