Go First is the aviation foray of India’s Wadia Group, which is a part of one of the oldest conglomerates in India with presence in diversified industries. The Wadia group comprises leading brands including 150-year-old The Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Limited, 140-year-old Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company Limited, 102-year-old Britannia Limited, 66-year-old National Peroxide Limited, the decade old Wadia Reality Private Limited and many others. Go First is a low-cost carrier (LCC) that aims to make air travel affordable and accessible to the masses. Go First was incorporated on April 29, 2004, and commenced flight operations in November 2005 with its inaugural flight from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. It has flown 83.8million passengers since fiscal 2010 and as of December 31, 2020.
Our airline has been the industry leader for on time performance for 15 consecutive months between September 2018 and November 2019, and had the least flight cancellations for fiscal 2021 and as of January 31, 2021. It has the second highest load factor of 88.9% during fiscal 2020, with one of the lowest customer complaints in the industry in fiscal 2021 for the period up to January 31, 2021. As of February 10, 2021, the Go First fleet comprises 56 aircraft, of which 46 aircraft were A320 aircraft and 10 were A320 CEO models. We currently have an order book of 98 A320 NEO aircraft and expect to take delivery of eight additional A320 NEOs, in fiscal 2022, 14 in fiscal 2023 and 14 in fiscal 2024.
We strive to follow best safety practices. Our commitment to safety and security is reflected in the maintenance of our aircraft and engines, the extensive training given to pilots, cabin crew and employees and the strict policies and procedures in compliance with the local regulations, international standards and best practices regarding all areas of our business that are involved with the operation of our aircraft.
As of January 31, 2020, Go First operates flights across 37 destinations – 28 domestic and 9 international. The airline’s network is spread across cities in India and abroad.
* Cirium OTP Review 2019: Asia-Pacific Mainline Airline Finalist - Certificate of achievement in recognition of outstanding OTP of 76.94% in 2019
** DGCA report - Go First has topped the chart for best OTP for 15 months in a row from September 2018 till November 2019