India’s private airline GoAir plans to launch direct flights to Iran, a report said.
GoAir wants to begin international operations from the next summer schedule, according to Hindustan Times on Sunday.
The summer schedule begins from the last Sunday of March and extends up to the last Saturday of October.
“We are requesting to be designated to fly to the countries mentioned on a scheduled basis during the summer schedule 2017. Extensive evaluations have been conducted to arrive at a phase-wise plan for implementation,” GoAir Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said.
The Mumbai-based carrier has chosen to start with Iran, Kuwait, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkey.
GoAir is owned by the Indian business conglomerate Wadia Group. As of February 2016, it is the fifth largest airline in India with an 8% passenger market share. It commenced operations in November 2005 and operates a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft in all economy configuration.
(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)