GoAir started their international journey recently with the addition of Phuket and Male as their first couple of international destinations. They quickly increased frequency on these routes and also launched flights from Bengaluru as well. GoAir has an ambitious plan to connect Phuket to 7 more Indian cities by the time 2019 ends.
And now, GoAir is adding two more international destinations, this time in the Middle-East. Recently, GoAir started operating domestic flights to Kannur airport (CNN) which was inaugurated in December last year. GoAir has followed this up with international expansion from Kannur. Specifically, GoAir will launch 3x weekly flights on Kannur-Muscat route and 4x weekly flights on Kannur-Abu Dhabi route.
Even Air India Express started international flights to Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh and Sharjah from Kannur and IndiGo are adding flights to Kuwait and Doha from Kannur.
Muscat will be GoAir’s third international destination and the first in the Middle-East. The first flight is scheduled for February 28, 2019. The schedule for the flight is,
G8055 CNN2145 – 0005MCT 246
G8056 MCT0105 – 0600CNN 357
From March 31, 2019, there will be a slight change in schedule,
G8055 CNN2210 – 0040MCT 246
G8056 MCT0230 – 0725CNN 357
GoAir has promotional fares starting at INR 5,000 for Kannur to Muscat and INR 5,300 for Muscat to Kannur. I could find consistent roundtrip fares of INR 11.8k for most of the dates.
Abu Dhabi will be GoAir’s fourth international destination and the second in the Middle East. The first flight is scheduled for March 1, 2019. The schedule for the flight is,
G8053 CNN2210 – 0040AUH 1357
G8054 AUH0140 – 0710CNN 1246
From March 31, 2019, there will be a change in schedule,
G8053 CNN1520 – 1750AUH 1357
G8054 AUH1850 – 0020CNN (+1) 1357
GoAir has promotional fares starting at INR 6,100 for Kannur to Abu Dhabi and INR 8,000 for Abu Dhabi to Kannur, I could find consistent roundtrip fares of INR 18,000 for most of the dates.
Kannur Airport opened up in December last year and has experienced significant growth in both domestic and international front. Now, GoAir is adding flights to Abu Dhabi and Muscat from Kannur. It will be interesting to see the impact this has on other airports in Kerala.
Have you booked yourself some of these ultra cheap fares out of Kannur on GoAir?