GoAir is set to launch its international operations in October, making it the fifth Indian carrier to fly overseas, the Centre said. At present, the Air India group, IndiGo, Jet Airways and SpiceJet fly abroad.
The Air India group comprises Air India and its low-cost subsidiary Air India Express. GoAir has been given permission to start international operations from the new Kannur international airport to Dammam in Saudi Arabia, Civil Aviation secretary R N Choubey told reporters here, adding that IndiGo will operate a flight from the city to Doha and Jet Airways will start a service from there to Abu Dhabi.
The services are expected to start from the winter schedule, beginning October end.At present, GoAir operates only domestic flights despite meeting the eligibility criteria for flying on international routes as it has a fleet of over 20 aircraft.
In a written reply in Parliament today, the government informed that the ‘air operators certificate’ has been endorsed for GoAir to start international operations. Read More