20 July 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports has welcomed GoAir’s launch of two new daily flights, the first between Mumbai International Airport (BOM) and Abu Dhabi, and the second to Delhi International Airport (DEL), further connecting the UAE capital to the two major Indian cities.
GoAir’s inaugural flights from Delhi, India’s capital and Mumbai, the financial capital of the world’s 6th largest economy to Abu Dhabi, was received with warmth and fanfare yesterday, as the Indian subcontinent remains one of the most popular destinations for travelers departing from Abu Dhabi.
Maarten De Groof, Chief Commercial Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “GoAir is one of our most promising new partners and we are pleased to welcome GoAir’s flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Abu Dhabi. India continues to be one of our largest and most important areas of operation, and we look forward to ensuring that GoAir’s travelers enjoy a comfortable and efficient experience at Abu Dhabi International Airport, where they will have the chance to benefit from world-class smart travel solutions, attractive retail offerings, and relaxing lounge spaces.”
“The new daily flights to Abu Dhabi reflect the Capital’s status as a key destination and a transit hub for business and leisure, which forms a part of our strategy to attract new airlines to our network, and support the growth of tourism in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi,” added De Groof.
Mr. Jeh Wadia, Managing Director of GoAir, said: “Our daily flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Abu Dhabi is a manifestation of GoAir’s vision for the Middle East. In less than six months, we have introduced a new set of routes that supports business and leisure and reinforces the strong relations between India and the UAE. We are delighted to work with Abu Dhabi Airports, and we welcome aboard all passengers from Mumbai, Delhi and Abu Dhabi on our direct daily flights.”
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the UAE Government, its wise leadership and the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) for supporting the launch of the new flights between Abu Dhabi and the two Indian cities, Mumbai and Delhi. Our special gratitude goes to our partners Safar Emirates Travel LLC Abu Dhabi and Al Ain; Al Naboodha Travel LLC Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman and Arabian Travel Services LLC Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah, and finally we would like to thank Abu Dhabi Airports and Etihad Airways Ground and Maintenance services for their continuous support,” added Mr. Wadia.
With its 50 Airbus A320 aircraft, GoAir offers more than 270 daily flights and approximately 1,600 weekly flights across domestic and international destinations.
About Abu Dhabi Airports
Abu Dhabi Airports is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate's aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, Abu Dhabi Airports assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, Abu Dhabi Airports added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive business aviation airport), as well as Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travelers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.
Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport.