GoAir bags ‘Best Airline’ award at Andaman Tourism Award 2019

Deccan Chronicle.  | Rajib Chowdhuri

Nation, Current Affairs

Andaman Tourism Award was organised at Port Blair in association with the tourism ministry and Andaman Association of Tour Operators.

Alongwith prominent hotel chains, tour operators and restaurants GoAir was felicitated for playing a prominent role in boosting tourism in Andaman & Nicobar islands. (Photo: File)

Kolkata: GoAir has received the ‘Best Airline’ award by Andaman Tourism Award - 2019 in its first edition for its leadership in attaining on-time performance for 12 consecutive months. Andaman Tourism Award was organised at Port Blair in association with the tourism ministry and Andaman Association of Tour Operators.

Andaman Association of Tour Operators President M Vinod and actor R Sarath Kumar presented the award to General Manager - Airports Sarvesh Tiwari and Airport Manager, Port Blair Aman Kohli of GoAir. Alongwith prominent hotel chains, tour operators and restaurants GoAir was felicitated for playing a prominent role in boosting tourism in Andaman & Nicobar islands.

GoAir managing director Jeh Wadia said, "It’s been 8 years since GoAir commenced flights to Port Blair as our 19th destination. Since then, innumerable sleepless nights have been spent by the GoAir family who have helped Port Blair grow from strength to strength."

He added, "I’ve been told that according to various government figures, during 2011-18 there was an incredible increase of 150% in domestic tourist arrivals from 2.02 lakh to 5.13 lakh and the hotel accommodation has doubled along with phenomenal rise in the number of tourist cabs. I strongly believe that GoAir is an integral part of this growth story and the award is dedicated to the joint success of all the players in the
ecosystem."

According to the data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) GoAir has emerged as the most punctual airline in August 2019, thereby creating history in the Indian aviation sector. This is the 12th month in a row that GoAir has achieved the distinction of being on top of on-time-performance (OTP) charts.

As per the data, GoAir registered 85.1% OTP, the highest among scheduled domestic airlines in August 2019. GoAir currently operates 325+ daily flights and carried around 13.91 lakh passengers in the month of August 2019.

GoAir flies to 24 domestic destinations including Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Kannur, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi and Srinagar. GoAir flies to 7 international destinations, including Phuket, Malé (seasonal), Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Dubai, Kuwait and Singapore taking off soon.

 

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