GoAir (G8, Mumbai Int'l) has been forced to temporarily "suspend certain flights" due to the unplanned grounding of existing aircraft and delays in the delivery of its A320-200neo aircraft on order. However, the airline reiterated that it remains on track to meet capacity expansion targets, according to a customer note posted on its official Facebook account.

Over the last four weeks, it has suffered from unscheduled aircraft groundings. Also, it has now been informed by Airbus and Pratt & Whitney of "their inability to deliver previously promised aircraft and engines through March 9, 2020." The airline said that it had "undertaken these [flight] suspensions as far ahead of time as possible in order to minimise the inconvenience to our customers" and that it intended to "reinstate these flights and operate at the earliest opportunity."

The low-cost carrier (LCC) has firm orders for 144 A320neo and remains on track for double-digit growth; it has grown by a robust 30% per annum for each of the last three years.

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, the LCC has a fleet of forty-three A320-200neo and sixteen A320-200s in service. However, A320neo VT-WGO (msn 7871) has been inactive since December 11, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows. Other GoAir aircraft currently listed as inactive include:

  • A320-200, VT-WAH (msn 3616), in maintenance since late October;
  • A320-200, VT-WAG (msn 3597), in maintenance since early November;
  • A320-200, VT-WAF (msn 3306), in maintenance since late December, and;
  • A320-200, VT-GOI (msn 5016), in maintenance since late November.