GoAir mulls setting up MRO facility at Nagpur

Jul 21 2014, 16:46 IST
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At present, the airline operates one daily morning flight to Kolkata, which then proceeds to Patna.(Reuters) At present, the airline operates one daily morning flight to Kolkata, which then proceeds to Patna.(Reuters)
SummaryGoAir will be acquiring 72 new aircraft over the next seven years and the MRO will serve the purpose of maintenance of its aircraft.

Wadia Group-controlled GoAir today said it is mulling setting up an aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at Nagpur, a top airline official said.

"We are looking at the new government's policy for the aviation sector before taking a final call on the MRO issue," GoAir chief executive Georgio De Roni said after announcing the second non-stop flight service to Kolkata from Nagpur, scheduled to take off from July 23.

At present, the airline operates one daily morning flight to Kolkata, which then proceeds to Patna.

GoAir will be acquiring 72 new aircraft over the next seven years and the MRO will serve the purpose of maintenance of its aircraft, he said adding that the plan to set up the facility at Nagpur is due to its geographical location.

He, however, ruled out night parking of GoAir aircraft at the Nagpur Airport.

GoAir will thus have 28 departures per week from Nagpur with non-stop flights to Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata, providing further connections to Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Dehi, Goa, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi and Sri Nagar, he said.

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