Mangaluru, Dec 23: GoAir, India’s most trusted airline has announced the launch of a daily direct service to Mangaluru, its new destination on the domestic network.
Effective December 24, GoAir will link Mumbai to Mangaluru with a daily direct flight operated by a state-of-the-art Airbus 320neo.
Schedule of this flight has been planned to allow quick and convenient connections to Mangaluru. Tickets are currently available for sale across all booking channels.
GoAir flight G8 0338 will depart Mangaluru at 9.30 am and arrive Mumbai at 11 am. On the return, GoAir flight G8 0335 will depart Mumbai at 7.40 am and arrive at Mangaluru at 9 am.
One of the fastest developing cities in India, Mangaluru, is the major port city of Karnataka handles 75 per cent of India's coffee and cashew exports. Gateway to Karnataka and home to major chemical industries, this city's economy also comprises of industrial, commercial and agricultural processing. Mangalore lies between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats and is in close proximity to the temple town of Udupi, beaches of Malpe, jungles, hill stations and heritage sites.
Kaushik Khona, chief executive officer, GoAir, said, “The domestic air travel demand is witnessing a continued recovery, with passengers increasing 10 percent month-on-month to around 63.54 lac in November 2020. Responding to the demand, we are delighted to announce the launch of new daily direct service to Mangaluru. This is a significant step for GoAir and demonstrates our continuous endeavour to provide greater choice and better connections for our passengers. GoAir has been accredited with four star low cost carrier rating in the recent 2021 US-based APEX survey. GoAir’s direct flight connecting Mumbai to Mangaluru will facilitate further growth in business and tourism between these cities.”
GoAir is the aviation foray of India’s 283-year-old Wadia Group that comprises leading brands including 156-year-old Bombay Burmah, 140-year-old Bombay Dyeing, 101-year-old Britannia Ltd, 65-year-old National Peroxide Limited, the decade old Bombay Realty and many others.
The 14-year old airline has flown 81.27 million passengers since its inception in 2005. Go Air has topped the chart for best OTP for 15 months in a row till Nov'19. GoAir’s Load Factor continuously ranked number 2 for 4 years starting FY16-17 till FY 19-20.
GoAir also ranked number 2 for least number of cancellations till November 2019 in the FY 2019-20.
Go Air has won several Awards and Recognition over the past several years and some of the prestigious awards for 2019 includes SEAC Customer Engagement Award for Digital Marketing Campaign, Asia's Most Trusted Brand 2019, IBC Corporation, USA 2019, APEX- Four Star Low Cost Carrier, APEX Passenger's Choice Award for Best Cabin Service & Best Seat Comfort, Andaman Tourism Award - Best Airline for best on-time performance, India's Most Trusted Brand Award 2019, IBC Corporation, USA 2019, India's Greatest Brand 2018-19: Pride of Nation, AsiaOne 2019 and more.