GoAir seeking bids from Airbus and Boeing?

According to business-standard.com, Indian LCC GoAir is seeking bids from Airbus and Boeing for a large order of new jets. GoAir has invited bids from Airbus and Boeing for 20 widebody and 200 narrowbody aircraft as it prepares for its next phase of growth.

Earlier this month, GoAir’s MD Jeh Wadia told the media that: “Our plan is to add at least one aircraft on average every month. GoAir has flown 76 million passengers since inception and our aim is to achieve 100 million passengers in the next two years. Our daily flights have grown by 41% to over 325, as compared to 230 daily flights same time last year,”

Currently GoAir is an Airbus-only airline and has 144 A320neos on order. This is combined total from two orders, one in 2011 and another in 2016. At the moment, its fleet has only 37 A320neo aircraft and the rest are conventional A320

The airline has been considering a move into widebody operations for a umber of years, but it has yet to make this announcement official.

 

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