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GoAir Launches New Direct Flights From Delhi and Bengaluru to Colombo, Sri Lanka

On Tuesday, Indian carrier GoAir announced new service from Delhi and Bengaluru to the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo from March 20, 2020. The flights are part of the carrier’s South Asia expansion and its first new international route for 2020.

GoAir Airbus A320 With Sharklets - Courtesy Airbus

Yesterday (March 3, 2020), Indian carrier GoAir announced the launch of their first international expansion for 2020 with new service from Delhi and Bengaluru to Colombo, Sri Lanka. The inaugural flights to the Sri Lankan capital city will commence on March 20, 2020 and are part of the carriers South Asia expansion. One of the most popular destinations in South Asia, the new Sri Lankan routes will allow Indian holidaymakers to experience the culture, flora and fauna of the country, as well as the scenic streets of Colombo. With the new routes, GoAir now offers 118 direct flights from Delhi as well as 48 flights from Bengaluru to domestic and international destinations. In Tuesday’s announcement, GoAir’s Managing Director, Mr. Jeh Wadia said,

“Our entry into Sri Lanka is in line with the growth strategy that we adopted since 2018 for international markets. India and Sri Lanka share a close relationship that goes beyond 2,500 years. There is a common interest of business, cultural, religious and linguistic interaction between both countries. The Delhi-Colombo and Bengaluru-Colombo flights will help travelers to explore the beauty & legacy of India and Sri Lanka, strengthening the bond of friendship between the two nations.

Go Airlines (India) Ltd. is a division of the Wadia Group. Operating under the brand GoAir, the Mumbai-based low-cost carrier’s goal has been to commoditize air travel, offering airfares at a small premium versus rail fares across India. GoAir operates more than 300 daily flights and has carried over 80 million passengers since its foundation in 2005.

Source: GoAir