GoAir picks up first Airbus A320

Mumbai-based GoAir, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft purchased directly from Airbus. The aircraft is powered by CFM International engines. The delivery is the first from an agreement for a total of 10 Airbus A320 family ordered at the Farnborough air show in 2006. All the aircraft from this order will seat 180 passengers in an all-economy layout.

“Bringing these aircraft into service will allow GoAir to expand services to major business and leisure destinations across India and to offer new routes not previously served by air. We are excited about being able to offer the “Fly Smart” experience to more cities and passengers throughout India,” said Jeh Wadia, Managing Director, GoAir.

GoAir launched services with two leased A320’s in November 2005, with a further five leased A320’s joining the fleet in 2006. The airline currently operates a fleet of Airbus A320s with 24 flights covering 13 cities including Jammu & Srinagar.