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GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:29 pm

goAir has started accepting bookings on the net and on call centers from today. The site however seems to be experiencing some teething problems. I tried booking on BOM-GOI sector but got an error message. The site does not indicate the date of commencement of operations.

The sectors are BOM-AMD, BOM-GOI and BOM-CJB. CCJ is to be added soon. They promise to offer the lowest fares in India and would like to be known as People's Airlines.

goAir will be handing out 10000 free tickets. Take a 'GO' at it guys.

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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:59 pm

I wonder how much lower fares can go when I look at Air Deccan. Just tried to place a booking and somehow nothing worked. Will check again in a few days.
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:43 pm

The Air Deccan website only works on MSIE and not any other browser. It is also frustratingly slow. That said I managed to get myself a BOM-DEL ticket for Rs 2300 for the 25th - not too bad. However, GoAir wants to be even cheaper than Deccan.
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:53 pm

GoAir's web-site doesn't work.
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Fri Oct 21, 2005 11:32 pm

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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:23 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):

the site is highly unprofessional. In "About Us" section, there is nothing but resume of the promoter.
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:08 am

Quoting Aseem (Reply 5):
the site is highly unprofessional. In "About Us" section, there is nothing but resume of the promoter.
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Granted, its not what you'd expect to see in an airlines web page, but I must confess to being rather impressed with Mr. Wadia's volunteer work.
 
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Sat Oct 22, 2005 1:33 pm

The site seems to be functional at last. The fares are quite low. BOM-CJB for Dec. 1st is Rs. 1699.00 plus 221.00. BOM-GOI is Rs. 999.00+221.00. BOM-AMD for Rs. 999.00+221.00.

I wish they would start flights on BOM-BLR, BLR-DEL sectors.

[Edited 2005-10-22 06:40:53]
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:26 pm

Quoting Aseem (Reply 5):
the site is highly unprofessional

Give it a few weeks.Thinks should get streamlined by then.
Any Pics of the Aircraft on the Net.
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:16 pm

The promoters are the Wadia's of Bombay Dyeing. A friend managed to get one of the free tickets on offer on BOM-GOI. Lucky bastard!
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:12 am

GoAir commences commercial services from November 4th.
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:11 pm

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 10):
GoAir commences commercial services from November 4th

Sorry for the incorrect information. I picked it up from a local newspaper.

There was a GOAir flight on BOM-AMD sector today. I saw the passengers boarding from gate 10 at the IC terminal at around 10.00 AM today. I did not notice any GoAir counter at the check in area.

I had expected its A320 to be at the domestic apron. I therefore requested for a left hand window seat on my IC flight so that I could see the A/c. VT-WAZ looked cool in the two color livery.
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:49 pm

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 11):
VT-WAZ looked cool in the two color livery

The Blue one was parked at BOM last week in Foreign Registration Marks thereafter did some Touch & Go's at Nagpur.It was the Blue one.
What colour scheme did you notice.
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:07 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 12):
What colour scheme did you notice.

I saw the blue one, now it Indian registration. It was 2nd a/c behind mine in the take off queue.
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:12 pm

Does anyone have any idea of their plans beyond BOM?
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:31 pm

Quoting Cricket (Reply 14):
Does anyone have any idea of their plans beyond BOM

Heard they were concentrating on West & South India Initially.
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:05 am

Is this the carrier which ordered 100 320's in PAris airshow this year?
I remember the name was indigo air.... but goair/indigo air are alike...
Is it the same, or another company?
 
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:51 am

Quoting A360 (Reply 16):
Is it the same, or another company?

Another company, but you're right the 100 320's were for Indigo.
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:28 am

A new airline on a domestic route in India is just not making the news lately.

The Indigo order for a 100 A-320 aircraft seems to be going ahead, but not much else as of now. And flights are beginning to go light again after a brief "full up" blip during the holidays.
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:45 pm

Quoting Pomnath (Reply 18):
The Indigo order for a 100 A-320 aircraft seems to be going ahead, but not much else as of now.

I wonder is this deal a fact or a gimmick like "HomeTrade" which happened 2001. Does anyone really contemplated about the ground support needed to handle such a large fleet? Where will they park them even if they got half of those numbers?

Even considering a 10 hours daily usage of 80% of the fleet, they need to have several hubs in India to get the turn-over or they need to fly international (which is unlikely if PP's ruling stays).
 
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:30 pm

There has been a whisper that part of the order may convert into different aircraft for a cargo airline, domestic as well as international. Jet Airways is also said to be looking at the cargo/combi operations option, but Indigo is "hot" on that apparently.

On ground support, as Indians, we will manage.

On utilisation, believe me, if you take routes like BOM-GOI or MAA-BLR as examples, you can not put enough aircraft on the route.
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RE: GoAir, India Commences Bookings On 21/10/05

Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:31 pm

Quoting Planeboy (Reply 19):
I wonder is this deal a fact or a gimmick like "HomeTrade" which happened 2001. Does anyone really contemplated about the ground support needed to handle such a large fleet? Where will they park them even if they got half of those numbers?

That was the Question asked by the CAM too.
But the Induction is very gradual 8 for the 1st year.

Quoting Pomnath (Reply 20):
There has been a whisper that part of the order may convert into different aircraft for a cargo airline, domestic as well as international. Jet Airways is also said to be looking at the cargo/combi operations option, but Indigo is "hot" on that apparently

9W was considering this a longtime back.Im surprised why they did not go for the B737-700C would be ideal for them,considering they have the rest.
They even approached us to check dimensions etc in 2003.

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