GoAir announces launch of flights on 7 new international routes

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The Mumbai-based business conglomerate, Wadias, which owns Bombay Dyeing and Britannia, has struggled to keep the airline, GoAir, afloat.

Budget carrier GoAir on Sunday (July 7) announced the launch of flight services on seven new international routes, including three new destinations Bangkok, Dubai and Kuwait, as part of its overseas expansion plans, starting July 19.

The services on the new routes are subject to regulatory approval, GoAir said in a release on Sunday. GoAir will be starting seven new international routes with daily flights to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, Bangkok from stations such as Mumbai New Delhi and Kannur, the airline said, adding of the seven new routes, Bangkok, Dubai and Kuwait are new markets for GoAir, whereas the other routes are already on the airlines network albeit from different domestic cities.

GoAir already flies to Abu Dhabi and Muscat from Kannur, and it flies to Phuket and Maldives from Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai. The services to Maldives are, however, currently on hold, it added. “These planned launches will strengthen GoAirs presence in the Middle East and South East Asian countries. The network expansion is in sync with our vision to expand out footprint in strategic markets and to grow our business profitably,” said Jeh Wadia, managing director and acting chief executive officer, GoAir.

This time GoAir is entering new destinations such as Kuwait, Dubai and Bangkok and we intend to continue the momentum in the near future, he added. The Wadia group-promoted non-listed carrier GoAir at present flies to Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Kannur, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi and Srinagar.