Aviation roundup: GoAir, Bamboo Airways and Etihad Airways

Here's our weekly roundup of new air routes and other aviation news.

GoAir takes off for Colombo

Indian LCC GoAir will be starting direct flights from Delhi and Bengaluru to Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, from March 20, 2020.

The Delhi-Colombo route will be operated daily, except Wednesday. G839 will depart Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport at 10.35 and arrive in Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo at 14.10, while return flight G840 will depart Colombo at 15.10 and arrive in Delhi at 19.00.

As for the Bengaluru-Colombo route, G847 will depart Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport at 20.05 on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday and at 20.20 on Saturday and will reach Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo at 21:55. The return flight G848 will depart Colombo at 23:00 on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and arrive in Bengaluru at 00:30.

Bamboo Airways heads to Germany

Vietnam-based Bamboo Airways will be starting the first non-stop flights from the country to Germany.

The airline signed an MoU with Munich Airport for direct flights connecting Munich, Germany’s third-largest city, to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Using Boeing 787-9 aircraft, the airline plans to operate once-weekly flights from Hanoi, and twice-weekly flights from Ho Chi Minh City.

The two direct routes is expected to operate from July 2020.

Etihad Airways links Abu Dhabi to Vienna

Etihad Airways will launch a new daily service to Austria’s capital Vienna, using a two-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

The UAE national carrier will start operating this service four times weekly between May 22 and June 30; then daily from July 1 to August 31.

Thereafter, the airline will fly this route five times weekly from September 1 to November 30, before resuming the daily service from December 1.

Etihad said that it is introducing the new service to provide greater choice and convenience for point-to-point business and leisure travellers between the UAE and Austria, and to promote direct inbound tourism to Abu Dhabi.

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