GoAir Airline Information
GoAir is a low cost carrier that flies from its hub at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. Plying the domestic passenger route in the country, it operates 156 daily flights to 21 cities in India, and lists the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi as its secondary hub.
GoAir was founded in 2005 and began its operations in November of the same year. Owned by the Wadia Group under the company name Go Airlines (India) Ltd., it been featured in “The Age of Stupid,” a 2009 drama-documentary about climate change.
The low fare airline flies its passengers on a fleet of 12 Airbus A320 aircraft, each with a 180-passenger capacity, and has 74 more on order for future use. Apart from its routes to prominent business cities in India, it also plies leisure destinations across the country, targeting business and leisure travelers in a value-for-money scheme.
Among GoAir’s destinations include Assam (Guwahati), Bihar (Patna), Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat (Ahmedabad), Jammu and Kashmir (Jammu, Srinagar, and Leh), Jharkhand (Ranchi), Karnataka (Bangalore), Kerala (Kochi), Maharashtra (Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, and Pune), Rajasthan (Jaipur), Tamil Nadu (Chennair), Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow), West Bengal (Siliguri and Kolkata), and Port Blair.
Dubbing itself “the Smart People’s airline,” it operates under the theme “Fly Smart,” and aims to offer its passengers consistent high-quality and time-efficient service at affordable rates.
Since 2007, GoAir has recorded an average passenger load of 86%, and it is looking to expand its network of routes in the future with more Airbus A320s scheduled for delivery in 2013.
While it is primarily regarded as a budget carrier, GoAir offers its passengers a premium service dubbed Go Business, where passengers can opt to reserve seats in the first two rows of the plane at a higher fare rate. These seats include generous seating space with an empty middle seat, free meals, and luggage allowance increase.
Operating as a no-frills airline, GoAir does not offer complimentary meal service, but features a buy-on-board in-flight meal plan instead. Passengers can order snacks, which include sandwiches, parathas, nuts, cookies, soft drinks, mineral water, and Café Coffee Day food items. GoAir also offers Duty Free products in its catalogue.