In full steam after a change of guard at the top management, GoAir, will step up services on domestic routes with the addition of over 100 new flights to its network starting today.
New connections include to and from Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Lucknow, Nagpur, Varanasi, Jaipur, Patna, Ranchi, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Srinagar, Leh and Jammu.
Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Kaushik Khona, said: “The Indian domestic sector is witnessing a gradual growth in demand owing to increased traffic. As the various states start withdrawing travel restrictions, demand will continue to grow and GoAir has always been responsive to market conditions and provided enhanced travel options to our guests.”
The announcement of Khona taking over as the airline CEO came on August 14. Vinay Dube, formerly the Jet Airways CEO had assumed office at GoAir in February. Khona brings with him over 32 years of experience and was with the Wadia Group for around 4 years between 2008 and 2011, where he was Vice President, corporate finance and strategist. He was also the CEO of GoAir for two years, from April 2009.
In recent past Khona was a partner at leading chartered accountancy firm MTalati & Talati LLP.
These new flights will further strengthen GoAir’s domestic network, while offering its guests additional choice and flexibility to plan their travel. Importantly, GoAir said that it will not cancel any flights starting September 5 which will further enhance customer experience. “And if we do, we will ensure that the refunds are processed back and not move into the protect your PNR scheme. We are focused on improved customer experience and taking all steps to regain our position of being the most reliable airline,” Khona said.
The airline unlike other carriers did not resume domestic flying on May 25 and has been massively cancelling flights to operate a few. GoAir has also been under stress with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) seeking clearance of Rs. 50 crore of unpaid dues and later
put the airline on a cash and carry mode from August 11.
In welcome news, GoAir will from September 5 operate two daily flights from Mumbai to Delhi, and one daily service each from Mumbai to Ahmedabad, Chennai, Nagpur, Patna, Ranchi, Varanasi and Jaipur. Similarly, the airline will operate four flights a week from Mumbai to Lucknow.
Guests travelling from Delhi to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Patna and Srinagar now have the option to choose from two new services. GoAir will also operate one daily flight from Delhi to Pune, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Lucknow, Guwahati, Leh and Jammu.
Connectivity from Bengaluru to Kolkata will be enhanced with the introduction of four flights. The airline will also operate one flight each from Bengaluru to Ahmedabad, Pune, Patna, Ranchi, Lucknow and Chennai.
Similarly, GoAir will operate two flights from Chennai to Hyderabad, and one flight each from Chennai to Mumbai and Bengaluru.
The Wadia-owned carrier will operate two flights from Ahmedabad to Hyderabad, helping business and leisure travellers alike. Similarly, GoAir is adding one flight each from Ahmedabad to Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Nagpur, Lucknow and Varanasi to cater to the growing demand.
Additionally, GoAir will deploy two flights each from Hyderabad to Chennai and Kolkata while operating three flights to Ahmedabad. GoAir will also add one flight each from Hyderabad to Delhi, Ranchi and Patna.
Four flights from Kolkata to Bengaluru and two flights from Kolkata to Jaipuralong with one service each from Kolkata to Delhi, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Patna are also being added.
Likewise, GoAir will deploy one flight each from Pune to Delhi and Bengaluru.
GoAir will operate two flights each from Lucknow to Mumbai and Kolkata and one flight each from Lucknow to Ahmedabad, Delhi and Bengaluru. Connectivity from Nagpur to Ahmedabad and Delhi is enhanced with the introduction of one flight each between these two cities.
GoAir will operate one flight each from Varanasi to Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad and deploy two flights from Jaipur to Kolkata and one flight to Mumbai. Passengers will benefit from the introduction of two flights from Patna to Delhi and addition of one flight each from Patna to Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kolkata.
Passengers from Ranchi will be able to avail one flight each to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
Similarly, the airline will operate one flight from Guwahati to Delhi while deploying two flights to Srinagar from Chandigarh. GoAir will also operate three flights from Srinagar to Delhi and one flight each to Jammu and Chandigarh. One service from Leh to Delhi and one flight each from Jammu to Delhi and Srinagar will also be operated.
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