Low-cost Indian carrier GoAir has launched four new flights connecting Kannur International Airport (CNN) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).
According to the airline, there will be four flights conducted every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, between the two cities.
Kannur is a popular destination for both leisure and business travellers within the state of Kerala. The inaugural GoAir flight arrived at AUH on 2 March at 00:40 local.
Commenting on GoAir’s new route, Maarten De Groof, chief commercial officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “As one of our most promising new partners, we are pleased to welcome GoAir’s flights to Abu Dhabi.
“India has always been one of our largest and most important areas of operations, and we look forward to ensuring GoAir’s guests enjoy a comfortable and efficient experience throughout Abu Dhabi International Airport where we continue to deploy world-class smart travel solutions, attractive retail offerings, and relaxing lounge spaces.”
“This additional service to Abu Dhabi reflects the Capital’s status as a key destination and transit hub, and forms a part of our strategy to attract new airlines to our network,” added De Groof.
As one of the largest and west-established low-carriers operating in India, GoAir maintains a fleet of 49 Airbus A320 and Airbus A320neo aircraft. The airline offers more than 230 daily flights and roughly 1,600 flights to 28 destinations. In the case of the latter, 24 of those destinations are domestic, while the remaining four are global.
Jeh Wadia, Managing Director, GoAir, said: “This is a historic moment for GoAir as we enter the Middle East region with our maiden flight taking off from Kannur to Abu Dhabi, thereby strengthening the India and UAE relationship.
“GoAir is world’s fastest growing airline and Abu Dhabi is our fourth international destination after Phuket, Male and Muscat, and 28th destination sequentially speaking. GoAir is delighted to partner with Abu Dhabi Airports.
“It is heartening to note that both GoAir and Abu Dhabi Airports were established in 2006 and are celebrating 13th anniversaries this year. I welcome aboard passengers from Kannur and Abu Dhabi on four direct flight services per week at an attractive all-inclusive one-way fare starting from AED 435. Fly smart, fly GoAir.”