GoAir to expand operations as it inducts ninth Airbus A320 VT-WAM in to fleet

GoAir recently added its ninth Airbus A320-214 in to the fleet. VT-WAM MSN4399 will help GoAir expand its operations.

The airline is expected to induct its tenth A320 VT-WAN by end October 2010.

As the Indian economy recovers air traffic is following the typical ratio and growing at twice the GDP growth rate of 8.5%. Winter is the highest travel period in India and GoAir CEO Kaushik Khona would like to leverage the carrier’s growing fleet to benefit.

In fiscal ending March 2010 GoAir has grown its passenger traffic 153% to 2.41 million passengers and during June 2010 achieved 84% passenger load factors. From an unreliable, often cancelled operation which earned the airline the derogatory moniker “NoGo Air”, GoAir has come down to 0.57% average cancellations compared to an industry average 2.37% during May 2010.

The new aircraft are expected to take GoAir to 890 flights per week during the new winter schedule which will commend end October 2010.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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