GoAir, the Indian low-cost carrier, has embarked on a major expansion of its domestic operations, with four new routes and a series of additional flight frequencies.
The four new routes will connect Mumbai with Leh, the mountain city in Jammu and Kashmir, and Bengaluru with three cities: Port Blair in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Patna in Bihar, and Ranchi in Jharkhand. The Mumbai-Leh and Bengaluru-Port Blair routes, both of which commence on 27 March, are not currently served by any airline.
The Leh flights will depart Mumbai at 0400 and arrive in the Himalayan city at 0645. The return services will then depart Leh at 0715 and arrive back in Mumbai at 1115, having made a brief stop in Srinagar.
On the Port Blair route, flights will leave Bengaluru at 1430 and arrive at 1715. The return flights will then leave Port Blair at 1125 and arrive back in Bengaluru at 1400.
Additional frequencies will also be introduced on the routes from Delhi to Ranchi, Lucknow and Patna, and there will also be an extra flight between Mumbai and Srinagar.
All the new flights will be operated using GoAir’s fleet of 180-seat, all-economy Airbus A320 aircraft.