GoAir Airline Company
Go Airlines (India) Ltd. is a low-cost carrier operates under the brand GoAir. It is owned by the Indian business conglomerate Wadia Group. GoAir was founded in 2005 by Jehangir Wadia, son of Indian industrialist Nusli Wadia. The airline currently operates over 230 daily flights and approximately 1600 weekly flights across 23 destinations.
In October 2017 it was the fifth largest airline in India with an 8.4% passenger market share. GoAir currently renders its services at the airports in Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi, and Srinagar.
The airline is headquartered in Mumbai, India. Jehangir Wadia has served as the Managing Director of the airline since its inception in November 2005. In April 2016, Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, the CEO of the airline, also became the joint Managing Director.
As of April 2016, GoAir operates to 22 destinations in India, with over 140 daily flights and 975 weekly flights. The airline maintains hubs at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In June 2016, GoAir became eligible for international operations.
GoAir does not provide complimentary meals on its flights but offers options for buy on board in-flight meals. The airline publishes an in-flight magazine named Go-getter. Airlines frequent flyer program called Go Club launched in 2011 provides provided benefits such as lounge access and free upgrade to Go Business.
In 2008 it was rated as the “Best Domestic Airline for Excellence in Quality and Efficient Service” by Pacific Area Travel Writers Association. The airline was also awarded as the “Best Performing Airline” in Asia and Africa of all Airbus A320 operators by Airbus in 2011 based on fleet utilization and other performance metrics.
The Wadia Group is one of the oldest conglomerates of India that was founded by Sir Lovji Nusserwanjee Wadia in 1736. Today, the Group is broadly diversified into several growth industries covering aviation, textiles, chemicals, petrochemicals, plantations, foods, electronics, light engineering, health, laminates, real estate and consultancy.