GoAir receives new A320, flight expansion to be completed by Nov-end

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New Delhi, Nov 15 (UNI) Low-cost carrier GoAir today received its second A320 aircraft from Airbus as a part of its 1.2 billion dollar order placed last year.

''The fleet comprises Airbus A320 aircraft with a maximum speed of 0.82 Mach (approx 870 km/h, 541 mph or 470 kts) with a passenger capacity of 180 with a single class seating configuration,'' said a statement.

The in-flight service crew comprises of a captain, a co-pilot and four flight attendants, the statement added.

''Following the induction of the new aircraft, we shall be operating 561 commercial flights per week under the new winter schedule. We plan to have 41 aircraft by March 2012,'' company Managing Director Jeh Wadia said.

GoAir will complete its expansion programme of doubling its flight operations by November-end, he added.

As a part of its expansion programme, GoAir will double the overall frequency within its network by increasing commercial flight operations from 259 flights to 561 commercial flights per week.

''But we have no plans of adding new destinations to its current network during this fiscal,'' the statement said.

The airline recorded 108 per cent growth in passenger traffic at the close of the First Half of the current fiscal.

''We have been recording escalating growth in passenger traffic flown on a quarter-on-quarter basis. At the close of the second quarter of the current fiscal, GoAir's passenger traffic volume increased by 123 per cent,'' Mr Wadia said.


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