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GoAir goes international; launches maiden Delhi-Phuket flight

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

became the sixth domestic carrier to hit international skies with the launch of its inaugural flight to Phuket from Thursday.

The inaugural flight (031) with 182 passengers on board was given a ceremonial flag off for Phuket in at 0100 hours Thursday from New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, the said in a release.

Besides the national carrier Air and its subsidiary Air Express, private carriers Jet Airways, and also fly international.

GoAir's first international service was operated by Neo aircraft, the said, adding that it will soon mark the commencement of a direct service on New Delhi-Phuket route twice a week and on Mumbai-Phuket sector thrice a week.

"The launch of our first service to Phuket represents another step of transition from a domestic carrier to a global Phuket is a key market in and holds a significant base for business and tourism. We are delighted to welcome Phuket as a part of our new global network; we look forward to providing more flexibility of choice to our customers and contributing to this growth," said Cornelis Vrieswijk, chief executive officer,

became eligible to fly overseas two years ago when it took delivery of its 20th aircraft, which was also the first Neo for the airline.

GoAir currently operates over 1,544 weekly flights across 23 domestic destinations with a fleet of 38 planes, including 19 A320

GoAir, which launched its domestic operations in November 2005, was granted rights in August 2016 to operate to nine countries, including China, Vietnam, Maldives, Kazakhstan, and Saudi Arabia, among others.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 23:00 IST