GoAir, on Sunday announced its Summer Sale with a host of features for the domestic travellers. These features, the airline said, have been carefully crafted after deep analysis of what the customers are looking for in the ensuing summer season.
- The Summer Sale offers host of features for domestic travelers
- 5 Kg extra baggage over and above the 15 Kg
- Customers will have the option to make any number of date modifications free of cost
- Convenience fee waived off on all direct channels for booking period: March 22, 2021
- Travel period: March 22–30 June 2021
The first and foremost feature is 5 Kg extra baggage allowance without any extra cost. It has been noticed that customers are facing the quintessential challenge of optimal baggage and extra baggage this season is the ideal option for them.
Customers will also have the benefit of any number of date modifications to their ticket, free of cost. This feature will enable our esteemed customers to plan and re-plan their summer travel with complete peace of mind.
GoAir Waiving Off Convenience Fee
The airline has waived off the convenience fee for customer who book their tickets through all the direct channels of the airline i.e. airline website, App and airport ticket counters.
Kaushik Khona, Chief Executive Officer, said: “There are summer sales, and there are summer sales. But this summer, GoAir customers will be able to #FlySmart in the
literal sense of it. I’m reminded of our three basic business principles: punctuality, affordability, and convenience. Extra baggage, free of cost date change and waiver of convenience fee are bundled to provide a pleasant and happy experience.”
Meanwhile, it has become the first airline to operate a night flight from Srinagar to New Delhi. It is the first airline in the history of Indian aviation to achieve this feat. Flight G8 7007 took off at 7.35 p.m. on Friday. It was an Airbus A320neo aircraft, zeebiz.com reported.
The first night flight from Srinagar marks a dawn of a new era that would provide improved connectivity from several airports in India to Srinagar, Jammu and Leh.
Here’s to creating history!🥳✈️
We are proud to announce that we operated the first-ever night flight from #Srinagar to #Delhi on 19th March, 2021, becoming the first airline in the history of Indian aviation to achieve this feat!
To reaching many more milestones in the future!💙 pic.twitter.com/dVaklrwKTm
— GoAir (@goairlinesindia) March 20, 2021
Going forward, GoAir will operate daily scheduled flight from Srinagar that will depart at 8.30 p.m. It was also the first airline to operate morning flights to-and-from Srinagar, as per a report in IANS.
Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Khona, said it gave him immense pleasure to dedicate the first ever night flight from Srinagar to Delhi as a salute to the spirit of Srinagar. The airline is also strengthening the network across the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh region by enhancing their daily flights to-and-from Srinagar.”
Mr. Khona also recollected the dedication and commitment of the airline to the development of Jammu and Kashmir. “It was the only airline to operate daily flights from Awantipur Airforce Airport during the times when the main airport was closed due to resurfacing of the runway for a pretty long time. GoAir was the only airline to provide connectivity from Srinagar to other parts of the country during those times,” he added.
The airline proposes to provide the residents of Srinagar and the tourists to Srinagar high mobility and freedom to plan their travel and provide day return connectivity to major airports like Delhi, Mumbai and other major airports.
Business Standard reported that the airline which currently operates 37 of its total fleet of 53 Airbus A320 aircraft was evaluating new routes and was already selling tickets for flights to new destinations, such as Amritsar, Dehradun, and Surat, on online portals.
The route expansion comes ahead of a possible IPO, the newspaper reported pegging it around pegged it at around Rs. 4,000 crore. The airline is also said to be strengthening its management and is looking to hire senior executives in finance, sales, and network management roles.
Industry sources said the airline was working on listing plans and had hired merchant bankers and law firms for the share sale. A final decision would be taken by the Wadia group, which owns the airline.