The Dubai-Kannur service, launched by GoAir is in collaboration with Al Naboodah, a major player in Dubai. Spokespersons from the two companies share details on the potential of business and leisure in the two cities and how the entities can gain from the partnership.
Kannur is said to be one of the most lucrative destinations for travellers for both business and leisure. Arjun Dasgupta, Vice President — International, GoAir, stated that according to their research there are 2.5 million Indian nationals working in the UAE and one million of them are from Kerala. In addition to this, the destination itself offers many attractions to tourists, both locals and expats, living in the UAE.
Dasgupta reiterated, “There are three basic pillars at GoAir which are convenience, punctuality and affordability. We have a very convenient time slot as those who will fly out from Dubai at 00:20 will reach Kannur at 05:35. Currently, the starting price for one way is AED 385. We will be adding two more routes in the GCC region, which is Kuwait and Dammam in KSA in August. We at GoAir commenced operations in 2005 and are celebrating 13 years in the airline industry with 51 aircrafts, 285 flights to 24 domestic destinations and six international destinations, which currently include Muscat, Phuket, Male, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok and Dubai.”
Nasir Jamal Khan, CEO, Al Naboodah Travel, stated that the partnership will help to ensure that the travel and tourism sector in both countries will benefit by this alliance as Kannur is both a business and leisure destina tion. “We are excited to be collaborating with an esteemed airline like GoAir. As we know the launch of GoAir from Dubai to Kannur means that it will connect to some of the most popular destinations in India and we look forward to better serving our customers. We aim to constantly provide an exceptional experience for our travellers, whether tourists or businessmen, by offering affordable rates combined with high standards of service.”