GoAir commenced two international routes from Kannur this week, with one of those being Abu Dhabi. To celebrate the airline’s new service, the UAE hub held a celebration which included cake and a ribbon cutting ceremony. The carrier, which also added flights to Muscat from Kannur, will operate four weekly flights on the route to Abu Dhabi.
- GoAir commenced international operations from Kannur (CNN) on 28 February, the day in which it began a three times weekly service to Muscat (MCT). A second international route to Abu Dhabi (AUH) was inaugurated the following day. “India is a key travel market for Abu Dhabi Airport, and we are always eager to strengthen our connectivity to the Indian Subcontinent, enhancing further our services extended to our dear customers,” commented Bryan Thompson, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airport. The 2,237-kilometre link to Oman will be operated three times weekly facing no direct competition. The 2,601-kilometre sector to the UAE hub will be flown four times weekly, with the airport pair already being flown by Air India Express three times weekly using its 737-800s. GoAir will serve both routes using its fleet of A320s. With these route openings, it means that the airline is presently operating six routes from Kannur, with its four other routes being domestic sectors to Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai.