Mumbai/Goa, January 05, 2023: GO FIRST (formerly known as GoAir) in its continuous pursuit of network expansion, commences operations on the Manohar International Airport (Mopa, North Goa) flight path today. Operated by an Airbus A320neo, the maiden GO FIRST flight G8 2123 departed Manohar International Airport in Mopa at 10:35 hours and will arrive into Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad at 11:55 hours.
GO FIRST will operate 42 non-stop weekly flights to and fro the Manohar International Airport. These direct flights will connect Goa to Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Nagpur and Chandigarh in line with the current network plan. While GO FIRST will continue its operations from the Dabolim airport in Goa, these new flights from the Manohar International Airport will further enhance its domestic connectivity with tier II cities.
The flight was inaugurated by Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Hon’ble Union Minister for Tourism and Ports, Shipping and Waterways in presence of Mr. R V Sheshan, CEO- GMR; Mr.Kanwarbir Singh Kalra, Dy CEO- GMR; Mr Arunachalam SV, COO GMR; Mr. Srikanth Bhandarkar, Chief Commercial Officer- GMR; Mr. Kamlesh Pooniya, CASO- CISF; Mr.Binu Gopal, Head- Airside Operations- GMR; Mr.Kiran Kumar, Head- AOCC- GMR; Mr.Rakesh Kumar, Head- ARFF- GMR; Mr.Ambhagole Mahesh Kumar, Head-Slot-GMR; Mr.Mukesh Kumar Gupta, Chief Project & Engineering Officer.
Speaking on the inauguration, Mr. Kaushik Khona, Chief Executive Officer, GO FIRST said, “It gives us immense pleasure to commence operations from this latest addition, Mopa to our domestic network. Although Goa is a preferred leisure destination, this network will facilitate convenient and seamless travel for locals along with tourists. While we continue to augment our operations, GO FIRST is resolutely committed to providing customers a promising flying experience.”
The new flight connectivity will also ease direct travel for the natives of North Goa to different parts of India. For booking, passengers can log in to www.FlyGoFirst.com or can use the mobile app.