GoAir's the first arrival of commercial A320 NEO flight, G8 336 landed on the evening of June 8 at 4.20pm at Mumbai International Airport. With this flight, GoAir became the first airline to use A320 NEO in Spaceflex configuration with 186 seats without compromising on the passenger leg room and comfort. This configuration will enable better service and availability during peak season for the travelers.
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, GoAir said, "With the induction of the first of our 72 NEO aircraft on order, we have reached a fleet strength of 20 aircraft. With this expansion, we will be able to strengthen our domestic network and will also be available to fly on international routes."
The A320 NEO is configured in a comfortable layout and is equipped with the innovative Spaceflex cabin concepts making even more efficient use of the available space. The A320neo 'new engine option' incorporates a host of innovations, including latest generation engines and large Sharklet wing-tip devices. These allow for 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020. This is equivalent to a reduction of 5,000 tonnes of CO2 per aircraft per year.