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| Go Airlines (India) Ltd. is the aviation foray of the Wadia Group, The airline
operates its services under the brand GoAir. GoAir launched its operations in
November 2005. GoAir, a low-fare carrier launched with the objective of
commoditizing air travel, offers airline seats at marginal premium to train
fares across India. The airline currently operates across 21 destinations over 100
daily flights and approximately 707 weekly flights.
The GoAir route network spans prominent business metropolis as well as key
leisure destinations across the Indian subcontinent. GoAir is currently
servicing the airports at Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur,
Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi and Srinagar. Through this route network GoAir ensures a smart
value-for-money option for both business and leisure travellers, without
compromising on either safety or service factors.
GoAir's distribution network has been well-researched and after thorough
evaluation of the available mediums, the Airline has introduced a gamut of
options designed to make tickets very accessible to the end passenger. GoAir has
convenient online booking options of on its web site www.GoAir.in wherein the passenger or his associate can book GoAir tickets
24x7, 365 days a year from the comforts of his home. For passengers who do not
have a credit or debit card or access to a Web Networked Computer, tickets can
be booked from other distribution mediums including GoTravel Agents or
GoCallCentre. Tickets are also available at the Airport Counters.
GoAir is positioned as 'the Smart People's Airline'. It's captivating theme, 'Fly
Smart' is aimed at offering passengers a consistent, quality-assured and
time-efficient service through 'pocket-friendly' fares. The airline uses the
state-of-the-art Airbus A320 aircraft fleet.
GoAir is based on 'punctuality, affordability and convenience' business model.
The airline has also partnered with Radixx International, a leading technology
provider of automated aviation and travel related software solutions, for the
use of its Air Enterprise. The adoption of such technology solutions enables
GoAir to achieve superior process efficiency, thereby helping transfer a greater
portion of time savings to its passengers.
Since January 2007, GoAir has been consistently recording Highest Load factors in the industry. It has been recording an average load factor of 86% achieved
through a balanced mix of good on-time performance and consistent quality of
customer service coupled with smart fares. As part of its aggressive future
outlook, GoAir is inducting aircraft which will take its fleet size to 13
aircraft upto 2012 and will induct new routes while efficiently servicing
The Wadia Group has been in the fore-front of corporate India for over 250 years.
Today, the Group is broadly diversified in several growth industries covering
aviation, textiles, chemicals, petrochemicals, plantations, foods, electronics,
light engineering, health, laminates, real estate and consultancy. The Group
Company has consistently emerged as market leaders in every field they have
entered. Over the years, the Wadia Group has developed an enviable record of
successfully managing diverse technologies. The Wadia Group has earned a
reputation as a household brand through its businesses like Britannia and Bombay
Go Airlines strives to maintain and enhance Passenger’s perception of its services, and in doing so will consistently endeavor to improve on its Quality and Reliability of its operations.
To provide Safe, Secure and efficient transportation at all times with attention to essential details that uniquely differentiates our services, thus leading to strengthening and maintaining our position in the market.
Jeh Wadia, Managing Director - GoAir
Master in Science from the Warwick University in Coventry, UK.
He is the Co-author of the restructuring of The Wadia Group.
The restructuring involved looking at new financial and strategic investments for the group. The investments concluded ranged from a Venture Fund for technology companies to Ports, Clinical research, Education, Real Estate and Aviation.
At Present he is Managing Director of Bombay Dyeing (a 130 Year old Real Estate, Polyester and Retail Company) and Go Airlines (a Low Cost Airline in India)
He also sits on the Boards of Britannia and Bombay Burmah.
The World Economic Forum elected him as a Young Global leader in the year 2008.
Giorgio De Roni, Chief Executive Officer
A professional with over 25 years’ experience in the aviation business, Mr. De Roni’s last assignment was as strategy advisor for Aircraft Fleet Purchase Ltd in Ireland.
Prior to this, he had a long stint with Air One, Italian leading private airline with over 60 aircraft, 3,000 employees and a turnover of over 1 billion US dollar. As chief revenue officer his responsibilities covered sales & marketing, fleet & network planning, revenue management and alliance. In the 10 year period with Air One, he oversaw an increase in passenger numbers from 1 to 8 million. In the process the airline’s market share in Italy increased from 6% to over 30% delivering substantial profits.
His earlier assignments were with other airlines in commercial roles.
A graduate in foreign languages from Milan University, in Italy. Mr. De Roni has also attended courses at Cranfield University, London Business School, MIT & McGill University.
Siddhartha Datta, Chief Financial Officer
He is a Chartered Accountant with Graduation in Physics Honors.
He comes with a vast experience of 22 years in Planning, Sourcing & Managing Funds, Accounts (Indian GAAP & International), MIS, Costing, Indian & International Taxation, Budgeting & Forecasting, Merger & Acquisitions, IPO, Company Secretarial matters.
His last stint was with Reliance Globalcom Limited having global operation across seventy entities as Vice President- Finance & Accounts. He was heading the Finance and Accounts vertical. He had also worked with organizations like Tata Consultancy Services, Reliance Communications Ltd., Philips India Ltd. and Crompton Greaves Ltd.
His responsibilities till date have been primarily on Leadership and Direction to the Finance and Accounts
vertical, measurement and reporting on the Financial Performance, finalization of Audited Accounts, Corporate Governance, Risk Management & Mitigation, Indian & International Taxation, IPO, Fund raising and Working Capital Management.
He will be responsible for functioning of the entire Finance, MIS, Administration and Procurement departments.
Babu Peter, Executive Vice-President - Engineering
Babu Peter (EVP – Engineering), a first class Engineering Graduate has 35 years of aviation exposure in Air India and Indian Airlines. Prior to being Functional Director at Indian Airlines, he was Director, Engineering in Air India.
Babu Peter has held many responsible and prestigious positions in various forums. He represented Air India in the IATA Engineering and Maintenance committee, was Theme Leader for European Union India Civil Aviation Project appointed by Ministry of Civil Aviation, Fellow and Vice President of Aeronautical Society of India and Council Member of Society of Aerospace technology and Industry.
Jehangir Mehta, Vice-President Inflight and Customer Relationship Management
He has over 30 years of experience in the airline business in India and abroad particularly in the area of Customer Service, Service Quality and Training.
He has also worked with companies like Jet Airways & Air India. He comes with a rich background in planning and implementing operational strategies that, in particular, enhance Customer experiences.
He will be responsible for the functioning of In-flight Services, Center of Excellence, Customer Care, Branding and Call Centre.
Sunil Madan - Vice President-Operational Systems
Sunil has completed his MBA from the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad and he is a Graduate Engineer from the Institute of Engineers (I), India.
Prior to this, he was with GMG Airlines, Dhaka as Director Operations, with key responsibilities of setting Airline Procedures, implementation of Airline Wide Systems. His past assignments were with Indigo Airlines, Gurgaon as Director Flight Operations Support. His task will be of implementing processes that will enhance our flight operational efficiencies.
Captain Christopher Grazel - Vice President-Flight Operations
Chris started his aviation career over 30 years ago after graduating from the United States Naval Academy. He primarily flew the F-14 Tomcat for the Navy and accumulated over 400 carrier arrested landings. He is a graduate of the Naval Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) and served as Commanding Officer, Executive Officer and Director of Operations of Naval Reserve units. He spent 20 years at US Airways and was a Check Airman and Assistant Chief Pilot before being recruited to start America's first Ultra Low Cost Airline, Skybus, as their first Chief Pilot. After Skybus Chris was the Vice President of Flight Operations for Spirit Airlines and most recently the Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio. He has a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University.
Kamal Kikani, Vice President - Airport Services
Academically, Kamal is a Microbiologist. He has been in the field of aviation for over two decades. He worked for 17 years at British Airways, covering several commercial and operationally oriented roles on the passenger and air-freight sides of business. In his previous role at British Airways World Cargo, Kamal had responsibility for the airline's cargo business in India and Nepal. He also worked at Qantas Airways as Sales & Marketing Manager for South Asia for over four years before joining GoAir as Vice President - Customer Services & Airports.
Kamal is driven by a passion to deliver GoAir passengers a delightful travel experience comprising of safety, security and reliability, adhering to the airline's belief of 'Fly Smart'.
Suraj Sundaram, Vice President - Revenue Management
Suraj holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a diploma in Tourism and Travel Industry Management from University of Mumbai, in addition to having completed various leadership programmes and managements courses for the industry.
Suraj brings with him over 17 years of airline commercial management experience both with start-up and international network carriers with expertise in developing and implementing commercial strategies that deliver value, sustainable growth and competitive positioning. His last assignment was with Arik Air as Chief Commercial Officer. Suraj has also worked for companies like South African Airways, Emirates (D&LM).
He will be responsible for the functioning of Revenue Management and Network Planning Department.
Sunil Chibber, Vice President - HR
Sunil Chibber is a HR professional with exposure to companies in the Public sector & Private sector in industries such as Oil refinery, Financial services, Pharma, and Shipping.
He is adept at issues relating to Organisational Development, Change Management and Management Development.
He has successfully negotiated wage settlements in multi union environments.
He is a trained facilitator and a certified coach.
Sunil is invited to teach at Tata Institute of Social Science and other Management Institutes in Mumbai.
He is a graduate in Economics and holds a post graduate degree in HR from the University School of Business, Chandigarh.
Sanjay Kadam, Vice-President IT
With over 22 years of IT professional experience catering to IT Infrastructure Management, strategic planning and execution, IT Budgeting, cost reduction initiatives, team building leadership, increased productivity, operational excellence and service improvement. He has undertaken assignments in United States, Germany, Singapore, Dubai and UAE for organizations like S.I.T.A, Deutsche Bank, L&T Infotech and Crompton Greaves.
Sanjay has a Diploma in Industrial Electronics from Board of Technical Examination, Mumbai. He has completed a course certification in Senior Leadership Journeyman & Business simulation by Capstone. In addition, a CISCO certified Network Professional, a certified Project Management Professional and an ITIL V3 Foundation Certification.
His last assignment was with Netmagic Solutions as Assistant Vice President – Head IT Services Operations, which is India's leading Managed IT hosting services provider, specializing in Internet Datacentre Infrastructure Management, Managed security, disaster recovery & availability. At Netmagic he has tracked and controlled AOP (Annual Operating Plan) and capital budgets for operations department supporting 1000+ customers across 6 production data centres. He has also actively participated in the Quality initiatives of organizations for ISO 20000, 270001, LEED, SIX Sigma, SAP Hosting partner certification, IT Audits & compliances.
Chandrasekhar Lakshmanan, Vice-President Legal & Secretarial
Chandrasekhar has completed his "Legum baccalaureus" from Madhusundan Law College Cuttack.
His last assignment was with UBS AG as Director,where he was responsible for Indian Branch legal function.
He had been an advocate practicing in the High Court and lowers courts in the State of Orissa. He has also worked with organizations like Bank of Baroda, Standard Chartered Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, BNP Paribas and JM Financial Ltd.
Sanjeev Goel, Vice-President Sales & Marketing
Sanjeev is an MBA in Marketing from Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management from Calcutta University and has about 20 years experience in a multi Industry career with nearly 2 decades of core experience in Revenue Management, Product & Brand Management, Sales Operations and Distribution Management.
His last assignment was with Reliance Communications Ltd, DAKC as Vice President & National Head – Mass Distribution for their Prepaid Wireless Business.
Sanjeev has also worked with companies like Bharti Airtel Ltd, Pepsico Holdings Ltd, Pepsi Foods Ltd, Shaw Wallace Liquor and Kodak India Ltd.
He will be responsible for Sales & Marketing functions across GoAir.
GoAir Head Office:
Go Airlines (India) Ltd.
1st Floor, C-1, Wadia International Centre (WIC),
Pandurang Budhkar Marg,
Worli, Mumbai 400 025.
Nearest Landmark : Deepak Talkies
Board Line: 6741 0000,
Fax: +91 22 67410001
GoAir - Airport Offices:
City: AHMEDABAD (AMD)
Airport Office: Sardar Patel New Domestic Building, Sardar Nagar,
Ahmedabad - 380003, India.
Contact Nos.: Tel. No.: + (91) (079) 22858025 Fax: +(91) (079) 22858122
City: BAGDOGRA (IXB)
Airport Office:Bagdogra Airport, Airport Authority of India, Bagdogra,
Dist - Darjeeling, West Bengal - 734422, India.
Contact Nos.: Tel. No.: + (91) (0353) 2698222.
City: BENGALURU (BLR)
Airport Office:G-181, Bengaluru International Airport Limited,
Devanhali, Bengaluru - 560300, India.
Contact Nos.: Tel. Nos.: + (91) (080) 47406091/92 Fax: +(91) (080)
City: CHANDIGARH (IXC)
Airport Office: Civil Airport, Airport Authority of India Zirakpur Road, Near Behlana, Chandigarh - 160003.
Contact Nos.: Tel. Nos.: + (91) (0172) 5076283.
City: CHENNAI (MAA)
Airport Office: Kamaraj Domestic Terminal, Chennai Airport, Chennai-600027.
Contact Nos.: Tel. Nos.: + (91) (044) 22560293 / 22560292 / 22560294.
City: DELHI (DEL)
Airport Office: GoAir Terminal 1D, IGIA Airport, PALAM, New Delhi
Contact Nos.: Tel. Nos. + (91) (011) 25671319 / 25674480
City: GOA (GOI)
Airport Office: Domestic Departure Terminal, Civil Enclave Dabolim
Airport, Goa - 403801.
Contact Nos.: Tel. Nos.: + (91) (0832) 6552280/81 Fax: + (91) (0832)
City: GUWAHATI (GAU)
Airport Office: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordol , International Airport,
Borjhar, Guwahati - 781015.
Contact Nos.: Tel. No.: + (91) (0361) 2842565, Fax: + (91) (0361)
City: JAIPUR (JAI)
Airport Office: Civil Airport, Terminal 2, Jaipur - 302011.
Contact Nos.: Tel. No.: + (91) (0141) 6500803 / 2725318
City: JAMMU (IXJ)
Airport Office: Civil Airport, Satwari, Jammu-Cantt -180003.
Contact Nos.: Tel. No.: + (91) (0191) 2435668 / 2431306, Telefax: + (91) (0191)
City: Kochi (COK)
Airport Office: GoAir Domestic Terminal Kochi International Airport
Limited, Nedumbasserry, Kochi - 683111.
Contact Nos.: Tel. No.: + (91) (0484) 2610697 Fax : + (91) (0484) 2610697
City: KOLKATA (CCU)
Airport Office: Upper Departure level, New Integrated Terminal Building (NITB / T2) N. S. C. B. I, Kolkata, WB 700 052.
Contact Nos.: Tel. No.: + (91) (033) 25118468 / + (91) (033) 25119469
City: LEH (IXL)
Airport Office: Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh, J & K - 194101.
Contact Nos.: Tel. No.: + (91) (01982) 253940 / 253941
Airport Office: Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, Amousi, Lucknow -226009,
Contact Nos.: Tel. No.: + (91) (0522) 243993
City: MUMBAI (BOM)
Airport Office: Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Terminal 1B
Gate No. 1, Mumbai - 400099.
Contact Nos.: Tel. No.: + (91) (022) 26264789 / 022-26264790, Telefax: +
(91) (022) 26156692
City: NAGPUR (NAG)
Airport Office: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur - 440005.
Contact Nos.: Tel. No.: + (91) 712 6454105 / 712 2289909
City: PATNA (PAT)
Airport Office: Jaiprakash Narayan International Airport, Patna -
Contact Nos: Tel. No. + (91) 0612-2227148
City: PORT BLAIR (IXZ)
Airport Office: Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair, Andaman Nikobar Island, Pin-744103.
Contact Nos.: Tel. No.: + (91) (03192) 231540
City: PUNE (PNQ)
Airport Office: Lohgaon Airport Pune, Maharashtra.
Contact Nos.: Tel. No.: + (91) (020) 26615113
City: RANCHI (IXR)
Airport Office: AAI,Birsa Munda Airport (New Terminal), Ranchi – 834002.
Contact Nos.: Tel. No.: + (91) (0651) 2253346
City: SRINAGAR (SXR)
Airport Office: Srinagar International Airport, Humahama, Srinagar -
Contact Nos.: Tel. No.: + (91) (0194) 2303347/48, Telefax: + (91) (0194)
Ahmedabad, primarily called the 'Textile City of India' is a top travel
destination for business travellers as well as holiday makers. Due to its
outstanding business potential and cultural heritage, the recent years have seen
a sharp increase in the number of visitors travelling to the city. Apart from
this, Ahmedabad also forms an ideal junction to begin on a tour to other parts
Bagdogra is located about 16 km from the city of Siliguri in West Bengal. It
serves as an important airport both for military and civil purposes. The
Bagdogra airport is a major travel hub in the region with flights arriving from
Kolkata New Delhi and Guwahati. Thousands of tourists alight here each month,
headed towards the hill stations of and Darjeeling, Kalimpong and to Pelling and
Gangtok in Sikkim. The area in which Bagdogra is situated is commonly called the
Dooars at the foothills of the eastern Himalayas. It is rich in natural beauty
and abounds in exotic flora and fauna. There are several tea gardens and fruit
orchards too in the region. Tourists can go for extremely interesting heritage
tea tours in the plantations here. The Teesta is the main river flowing through
here, and is the base of whitewater rafting and angling.
Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka, is a veritable melting pot of various
races and cultures. This Garden City has well - laid out parks, gardens, long
avenues of blossoming trees and salubrious climate. Emerging as the hi-tech
capital of India, it still retains a charm that is totally Indian. Founded in
1537 by a local Chieftain Kempe Gowda, Bangalore has changed dramatically over
An air-conditioned city, a garden city, the Silicon Valley of India, the fastest
developing city in the world, these are some of the attributes used to describe
this beautiful city which has a lot to offer you.
The quality of life in Chandigarh has absolutely no match. The union territory
of Chandigarh, India serves as the capital city of the twin states of Punjab and
Haryana. The credit for the awesome designing of the city goes to a French
architect named Le Corbusier. The city has been named after mother Chandi, the
goddess of power. It is in the dedication of the Goddess Chandi that Chandi
mandir was set up.
The city is known for its beautiful gardens, especially the rose garden. There
is a unique garden in Chandigarh named rock garden, which showcases exquisite
artwork made by using industrial and urban wastes like porcelain, forks, metal
wires, play marbles, auto parts & broken bangles etc. There are lot of places to
explore in and around Chandigarh like Sukhna Lake (manmade), Leisure Valley,
City Center, Museum of evolution of life, city museum, Bougainvillea Park,
Gurdwara Nada Sahib, Mansa Devi Shrine and many more.
Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is a major commercial, cultural, and educational centre in South India, while the port of Chennai is the second largest port in India. Chennai’s economy has a broad industrial base in the automobile, computer, technology, hardware manufacturing and healthcare industries. The city is India's second largest exporter of information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) services. A major chunk of India's automobile manufacturing industry is based in and around the city. Chennai is an important centre for Carnatic music and hosts a large cultural event, the annual Madras Music Season, which includes performances by hundreds of artists. The city has a vibrant theatre scene and is an important centre for the Bharata Nat yam, a classical dance form. The Tamil film industry is based in Chennai.
A city comprising of seven cities within it, Delhi even though plundered
innumerable times, still remains a mystery in itself. The city beautifully
encloses magnificent landmarks and monuments of its past that themselves narrate
the story of their glorious past. Facilities and opportunities in the capital
have attracted Indians from far-flung corners of the country, making it a
melting pot of all sorts. On the other hand, the presence of diplomatic and
trade missions, the growing number of multi-national companies and influx of
tourists and visiting professionals have given the city, a cosmopolitan air.
Goa - The land of Sun, Sea and Surf is every tourist's favoured destination, has
gradually carved a place for itself in the list of 'favourite tourist
destinations in the world'. Lying on the beautiful west coast of the Indian
Peninsula and offering sandy beaches, variety of water sport, incredible natural
beauty, carefully preserved heritage museums and multicultural architecture, Goa
continues to be an ideal tourist destination for one and all.
Hugging the shores of the turbulent Brahmaputra, Guwahati is the gateway to the
enchanting North Eastern India. The Light of the East, Pragjyotishpura, as it
was known once upon a time, is said to have been a vast kingdom during the epic
period of the Mahabharata. Today, Guwahati is the hub of the region and also its
largest city. Guwahati has several places of historical interest. Perhaps the
biggest attraction is the Kamakhya Temple atop Nilachal hill, where the Goddess
Kamakhya is worshipped and which commands a majestic view of the city and the
river. Guwahati is the commercial capital of the North east. Its markets are
busy and noisy and well stocked, especially with local handicraft and handloom
that sell a range of items- from muga silk to bell metal, canework to woollen
shawls and elegant Naga and Manipur jackets.
The city of Victory. The Rose Pink City founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II
(1693-1743), is the capital of Rajasthan. It is a major attraction for the
first-time visitor. Jaipur is surrounded on all sides by rugged hills, crowned
with forts & enclosed by embattled walls. Houses with latticed windows line the
streets with their rose pink colour, lending enchantment to the scene, which is
almost magical at sunset.
Is located on the foot steps of the mountains. It's a beautiful city with the
Tawi river flowing right through the middle. Jammu is called the city of temples
because of the numerous temples in and around the city. Naturally blessed by a
beautiful locale it caters to the needs of tourists, offers pilgrimage
destinations to both Hindus and Muslims and provides adventure sports in the
Also called Kochi, it means different things to different people. To some, it is
a world-famous port, while to others it is a business centre and a glamorous
mirror to Kerala's vivid multifaceted personality. To many travellers, however,
this natural harbour is synonymous with its famous geographical hallmark - the
underwater mud banks of Malabar. Kochi has been an important trading port since
ancient times. Today, the land of spices that attracted the European traders is
a quaint blend of the old and the new, the Indian and the Western. Popularly
referred to as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Kochi is today the commercial and
industrial capital of Kerala.
Welcome to the 'City of Joy', another metropolis of India, Kolkata. Erstwhile capital of India under the British Raj, the culture of Kolkata has bathed in the varied influences of the Nizams and the Europeans among others. Kolkata is a 300 year old city, composed of three villages - Sutanati, Gobindapur and Kolikata, founded by Job Charnok an East India Company agent in 1690.
The city of multifarious delights, swathed in a cornucopia of colours and culinary delights, Kolkata is unique in its own way! Its is an intellectual hub, which produced some of India’ finest brains and also five Nobel laureates - Ronald Ross, Sir C.V. Raman, Rabindranath Tagore, Mother Teresa and Amartya Sen. With a life that revolves around the Hoogly (Ganges), Kolkata still retains the aura of the colonial days, in its radiant days and charming lifestyle.
Leh is set in the Ladakh region of Upper Himalayas. A desolate lunar landscape
with arid mountains and snow brushed peaks, arcane monasteries perched on stony
cliffs, thousands of colourful prayer flags fluttering against the stark expanse
and an impossible blue sky. It is breathtaking, barren and beautiful. Ladakh is
the quintessential adventure destination and Leh is its lush heart where an
expanse of verdant trees stands surrounded by rocky hillocks. A quiet city
spread over undulating land, Leh offers a glimpse of this archaic region's
culture and landscape while still allowing you to enjoy the luxuries of the
The main languages are Ladakhi, English and Hindi
Located in what was historically known as the Awadh region, Lucknow is the
capital City of Uttar Pradesh and has always been a multicultural city. Courtly
manners, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine patronized by the
Persian-loving Shia Nawabs and is popularly known as The City of Nawabs. It is
also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople
Now its placed among the fastest growing cities of India and is rapidly emerging
as a manufacturing, commercial and retailing hub. This unique combination of
rich cultural traditions and brisk economic growth provides Lucknow with an aura
that refuses to fade away. Lucknow has developed as a metro city of Uttar
Pradesh and is second largest in the state, the biggest city is Kanpur.
Lucknow has Asia's first human DNA bank. This is world's second bank having DNA
identification system (DIS) and has been established in the Biotech park under
the public private partnership with IQRA Biotech Services.
Straddling the river Gomti, modern Lucknow is a bustling metropolis.
Historically, it was a centre of Urdu literature.
The Commercial Capital of India and land of the much-acclaimed Bollywood, is
known the world over for its city life. Apart from just housing some of the
renowned Business houses, the city plays host to one and all offering a
cosmopolitan culture with a vibrant nightlife. Mumbai is also fondly known as
the 'Land of Dreams' and is the ultimate destination for the ambitious.
Nagpur is the largest city in central India and also the third largest city by
population in the state of Maharashtra. The Nag River, a tributary of the Kanhan
River, flows in a serpentine path and so the city got named Nagpur.
Nagpur has a tropical wet and dry climate with dry conditions prevailing for
most of the year. The city contains a large number of people from other Indian
states as well as people belonging to the world's major faiths. Nagpur plays
host to a variety of cultural events throughout the year. Cultural and literary
societies in Nagpur include Vidarbha Sahitya Sangh(for development of Marathi),
Vidarbha Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti (promotion and spreading Hindi) and
Vidarbha Hindi Sahitya Sammelan (for promoting Hindi).
Nagpur is the seat of annual winter session of Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha. It is
also the major commercial and political center of the Vidarbha region of
Maharashtra, and is also famous throughout the country as "Orange City" for
being a major trade center of oranges. The city assumes political importance
from being the headquarters for the Hindu nationalist organisation RSS and an
important location for the Dalit Buddhist movement.
Nagpur has been the main center of commerce in the Vidarbha region since early
days and is an important trading location. Currently, Nagpur is witnessing an
economic boom as "Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur
(MIHAN)" is being developed. MIHAN will be used for handling heavy cargo coming
from south east Asia and Middle east Asia. Nagpur is famous for its oranges and
Cotton as well as Asias biggest wood marked is located at Nagpur.
One of the largest cities in the Eastern India, Patna is the capital of Bihar
state. Since ancient time, Patna has remained the seat of governance for many
noted dynasties including the mighty Mauryans and Mughals. Once known as
'Patliputra', 'Azimabad' or 'Pushpapura', Patna is a historically rich city and
even today provides a glimpse of the bygone era through its historic monuments
and ruined archeological sites.
Patna has also remained a significant place for Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs,
Buddhists and Jains. There are a number of religious shrines in and around the
city that belong to varied faith and thronged by devotees in large numbers. In
addition to these, modern SHOPPING complexes, well managed parks and gardens,
delicious local cuisines, colourful fairs and festivals, altogether provide
matchless charm to Patna. Get a wonderful chance to meet the locals, who lead a
simple life and warmly welcome the visitors with open arms. Also make
well-connected Patna a base for yourself to visit many interesting spots of
The Main languages are Hindi, Urdu, English alongwith regional languages like
Maithili, Bhojpuri and Magadhi.
Port Blair is the largest town and a municipal council in Andaman district in the Andaman Islands and the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a union territory of India. It lies on the east coast of South Andaman Island and is the main entry point to the islands.
Port Blair is the headquarters for the Indian district of South Andaman, and the local administrative sub-division (tehsil), which is also called Port Blair. It is home to several museums and a major base for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard. It is also the headquarters of the Tri Services Command.
The City lies between two rivers Mula and Mutha and the two join beneath the
appropriately named Sangam Bridge. Pune is famous for its colleges, Osho
slippers and Shrewsbury biscuits. Where a deeply conservative Maharashtrian
population coexists with the deliciously (in)famous 'German Bakery'. Pune
inspires extreme feelings in most people and there is no middle ground. Some
find it too small-town, cramped, even rural. Most love it for its great weather,
the leafy avenues and the laid back, exuberant ambience that comes from the
mingling of students from all over India, even the world.
The best thing about Pune is that it's a friendly city. From small kiosks on
corners serving cold coffees and ice creams eaten on the pavements to high end
theme bars, Pune accommodates all. The prices are low here, but the comforts are
all metros-like. With the recent rise in IT companies, Pune is the city for the
young. It's the quintessential big-city with a small-town feel. Visit Pune for
the Osho Ashram. Set in beautiful leafy surroundings at Koregaon Park, you will
see people moving about here, dressed in maroon robes. Visit the famous German
Bakery for delicious desserts or buy Osho slippers in all colours possible from
the pavement stalls. On the outskirts, there are also the ruins of the Maratha
Empire, sturdy forts littered in beautiful expanses of green.
The locals speak Marathi but with its cosmopolitan crowd of students that come
not only from all over India but the world, English and Hindi are widely spoken
The City of Waterfalls and Lakes, Ranchi, as is commonly known, is the capital of the state of Jharkhand. The nucleus of the new found state, Ranchi once was the proud summer capital of the government ‘babus’. It is known for its scenic attractions, desolate rocks and cascading waterfalls. Over the years, Ranchi has emerged an important industrial centre and is home to many industrial houses.
Ranchi is rich in heritage and culture as well, of the tribes who have lived here for centuries now. The Bihar Tribal Research Institute here is a good place to start to know more about the tribal population, its origins etc.
Srinagar is the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and is the
pride of the beautiful valley of Kashmir. Srinagar is famous for its lakes and
the charming rows of houseboats floating on them. It is also known for
traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits. Srinagar is located in the
western part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, in the northern region of India.
It is located in the Kashmir valley. River Jhelum passes through Srinagar city.
It is rightly called the Pride of the Kashmir Valley.
Type of Aircraft:
Aircraft's country of origin:
- Short to medium range airliner
- Maximum speed: 0.82 Mach (approx 870 km/h, 541 mph or 470 kts)
- Flight crew of two.
- Main cabin can accommodate a maximum of 180 passengers in a high density layout
- Seven LD3 derived LD3-46 containers or palletised cargo can be stored in the
underbelly forward (four) and rear (three) freight holds
- Crew: 2 pilots, 4 flight attendants
- Capacity: 180 passengers
- Freight : 16 300 kg (35 900 lb)
- Length: 37.57 m (123 ft 3 in)
- Wingspan: 34.09 m (111 ft 10 in)
- Height: 11.76 m (38 ft 7 in)
- Wing area: 122.6 m²
- Maximum takeoff: 73 500 kg (162 000 lb) / 77 000 kg (169 800 lb)
- Powerplant: 2 x CFM56-5 111 kN
- Maximum landing: 64 500 kg (142 200 lb) / 66 000 kg (145 500 lb)
- Maximum cabin width: 3.70 m (12 ft 1 in)
- Wing sweep (25% chord): 25°
- Wheel track: 7.59 m
- Maximum ramp weight: 73 900 kg / 77 400 kg
- Maximum zero fuel weight: 61 000 kg / 62 500 kg
- Maximum fuel capacity: 23.86kg / 29.66Kg
- Typical operating weight, empty: 42 400 kg
- Typical volumetric payload: 16 300 kg
- Bulk hold volume: 37.43 m³