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Wednesday, 11 September, 2019, 18 : 30 PM [IST]
GoAir to expand its GCC footprint with Kannur-Kuwait flights from Sept 19
TBM Staff | Mumbai

GoAir has opened bookings for Kuwait-Kannur-Kuwait sector. Close on the heels of launching Abu Dhabi, Muscat and Dubai flights, GoAir is bringing Kuwait on its route map as part of its GCC strategy.

With an inaugural fare of KD 56 (INR 13,160) for a return ticket, GoAir will be operating daily flights G8 62 from Kuwait to Kannur, and G8 61 from Kannur to Kuwait starting September 19, 2019. GoAir will be deploying its brand new Airbus A320neo aircraft on this route. The inaugural flight will take-off from Kannur International Airport at 07:00 hours (local time) and reach Kuwait at 09:30 hours (local time).

Moreover, GoAir has appointed Kuwait’s Resource Management International (RMI) as its General Sales Agent (GSA). RMI is part of Kuwait’s Al-Waseet Travel Tourism Services (WTTS), a full-service travel management company that is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Association of American Travel Agents (ASTA), and it has International Standards Organization certification.

WTTS is ranked as one of the top TMCs in Kuwait and it now have an office in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and there are plans to start more offices in the GCC. WTTS is proud to be a fully-integrated network partner of the ATPI Group, giving them a multi-national presence in more than 50 countries worldwide. ATPI has a group turnover in excess of USD 1.7 billion annually. Being a network partner allows WTTS access to some of the latest technology available in the global travel industry.

Jeh Wadia, Managing Director, Go Air, said, “I am very pleased to announce the launch of GoAir flights to and from Kuwait. This is our 7th international destination – 4th in the Gulf and sequentially it is our 31st destination. There is a huge pent-up demand on the Kuwait – Kannur – Kuwait sector and we intend to cater to this segment with our basic three-tier business principle: punctuality, affordability and convenience. India and Kuwait have traditionally enjoyed friendly relations, rooted in history and have stood the test of time. GoAir’s Kuwait flight is one more step in that direction.”

Wadia added, “I take this opportunity to thank the Government of Kuwait and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation for providing all the necessary support. I also thank our GSA Kuwait-based RMI and the Al-Waseet Travel Tourism Services for their deep support and assistance.”

India has been a natural trading partner of Kuwait and until 1961 Indian Rupee was the legal tender in Kuwait. Nearly 20% of the population in Kuwait are Indians; mostly hailing from South India.

Saleem Murad, Managing Director, RMI, said, “We are delighted to associate with GoAir and we are glad to be a part of GoAir’s online operations with Kuwait in the capacity of Passenger General Sales Agency for the State of Kuwait. We are thankful to the Government of Kuwait, Government of India, and Jeh Wadia and his team for making our long cherished dream come true. We will extend our wholehearted support to ensure GoAir commence operations to more and more destinations in India in the near future.”