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GoAir to begin international services in October

Indian low-cost carrier GoAir will launch its first international services with Airbus A320s, linking the cities of Mumbai and Delhi with Phuket and Male.

At a press conference, chief executive Cornelis Vrieswijk says flights to Male will begin on 14 October, with a twice-weekly Delhi-Male and thrice-weekly Mumbai-Male service.

The twice-weekly Delhi-Phuket and thrice-weekly Mumbai-Phuket flights will begin at a later date.

Vrieswijk goes on to say that Phuket and Male will subsequently be connected from Bengaluru "in the very near future." The plan is to also "increase frequencies significantly from all three originating airports in India".

"Both these two destinations will be integral to our international extension. [Traffic to] Phuket is growing double digit year-on-year... while Male is a significant place for leisure and tourism."

Vrieswijk also hinted that GoAir could operate a different aircraft type in the future.

"We're not only looking at the range of the A320s can service, [but] we're also looking for destinations beyond that range."

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