City-based no-frills Airline GoAir has said it will add Telangana capital in its network with the launch of non-stop flight services from Hyderabad, connecting Chennai, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata from next month.
As of now GoAir flies to 22 domestic airports with a fleet of 21 Airbus A320 including A320neo.
Hyderabad will also be connected to Port Blair via Bangalore which will provide leisure travellers additional travel option, GoAir said in a release today.
“Hyderabad is a key market in south and central India and a significant base for business and tourism in the region. Adding Hyderabad with its ideal geographical location, we reinforce our commitments towards connectivity across the country,” GoAir Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Prock-Schaeur said in the release.
In June 2011, the Mumbai-based airline had placed an order with European aviation major Airbus for 72 new A320 neo aircraft valued at about Rs 32,400 crore on list price.
Besides, the carrier inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for another 72 A320neo aircraft at Farnborough International Airshow in July.
This latest addition to GoAir network reflects the airline’s phase of growth with a focus on scaling up operations gradually in the coming weeks while strengthening the value proposition to suit customer’s demand, the airline said.
GoAir had last month said it plans to add five more planes in the fleet by March next year besides commencing international operations.
Tickets for the new flights are already up for sale from today, the release said.
With the new additions of aircraft in coming months, GoAir will operate up to 184 daily flights by the end of December from current 144 daily flights, it said.
“We are happy to welcome GoAir to Hyderabad Airport. As one of the fastest growing airports in the country, our focus has been on providing more options to our passengers and with the introduction of services by GoAir, we now offer a wider range of choices in terms of destinations and frequencies.
We keenly look forward to working together with GoAir towards our goal of establishing Hyderabad Airport as the gateway to south & central India,” GMR Hyderabad International Airport CEO, S G K Kishore said.