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GoAir's first Airbus A320neo VT-WGA MSN7047 takes-off at Toulouse airport.
GoAir's first Airbus A320neo VT-WGA MSN7047 takes-off at Toulouse airport. Image courtesy Airbus and GoAir

GoAir starts international operations with flights to Phuket and Maldives

Low cost carrier GoAir will begin its first international operations with flights from its Mumbai and New Delhi hubs to the popular holiday destinations of Phuket in Thailand and Male in the Maldives.

The first inaugural flight of GoAir will be from Delhi to Phuket on October 11, 2018 and the first flight to the Maldives will be from Mumbai to Male on October 14, 2018

GoAir international time-table and fares

The airline will begin operating thrice weekly flights to Phuket and Male from Mumbai and twice weekly from Delhi, and is offering promotional fares of ₹17,999 to Male and ₹18,999 to Phuket.

Flights from/to Delhi
From To STD STA Frequency Start Date
Delhi Phuket 01:10 07:25 Thu, Sun 11-Oct-18
Phuket Delhi 08:30 11:55 Wed, Sat 13-Oct-18
Delhi Male 12:45 16:20 Wed, Sat 17-Oct-18
Male Delhi 17:20 22:10 Wed, Sat 17-Oct-18
Flights from/to Mumbai
From To STD STA Frequency Start Date
Mumbai Phuket 01:25 07:25 Mon, Wed, Sat 13-Oct-18
Phuket Mumbai 08:30 12:00 Tue, Fri, Sun 12-Oct-18
Mumbai Male 13:30 15:50 Tue, Fri, Sun 14-Oct-18
Male Mumbai 16:50 20:00 Tue, Fri, Sun 14-Oct-18

[Editor’s note: We release there is a minor error in the Phuket schedule. We will attempt to clarify and correct this as soon as soon as possible]

The Wadia led leadership of the airline is known for being fiscally conservative, yet operationally dynamic. Like many of its domestic routes, all the four international routes are considered ‘virgin’, as there are no airlines flying them at present.

GoAir is 12.5 years old but did not qualify for international flights till two years ago, since its fleet was 19 aircraft, one short of the 20 aircraft requirement for international operations, under the infamous 5/20 and 0/20 rules.

Since 2016 the airline revamped its strategy and began inducting new Airbus A320neo aircraft at an accelerated pace. In just two years the airline has almost doubled its fleet to 3836 Airbus A320s, 1917 ceos and 19 neos.

GoAir is expected to launch flights to these destinations from Bengaluru very soon.

We wish GoAir all success.

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