GoAir launched its first international route on 11 October, with the Indian LCC commencing operations between Delhi and Phuket. The latter airport celebrated the arrival of its newest carrier with a cake cutting ceremony. Along with launching Delhi flights, Phuket Airport also welcomed GoAir’s first flight from Mumbai the following day.
A gift exchange took place at Male Airport on 14 October to celebrate the opening of GoAir’s route from Mumbai. Taking part in the exchange were Arujun Dasgupta, VP International, GoAir, and Adil Moosa, MD, Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL). The Indian carrier will initially operate a three times weekly service on the city pair.
- GoAir made history on 11 October when it commenced its inaugural international operations, with its first non-domestic link being between Delhi (DEL) and Phuket (HKT). The following day, the airline initiated flights from Mumbai (BOM) to the Thai airport. The Indian LCC will initially offer a twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) service, while from November the frequency on the 3,175-kilometre sector will increase to three times weekly. The airline’s 3,000-kilometre sector between Mumbai and Phuket will be offered three times weekly, with a fourth weekly rotation being added from November. Along with adding Phuket to its network, GoAir has also launched flights from Mumbai to Male (MLE) in the Maldives. Introduced to the network on 14 October, the airline will offer a three times weekly service on the 1,656-kilometre sector to the Indian Ocean island. All three routes will be flown using the airline’s fleet of A320s, with no direct competition being offered on any services, based on OAG schedules. See how Phuket and Male airports’ FTWAs compare to others from around the world.