Go ups UK flights
Over the last nine months, Go carried 220,000 passengers on the route, which represents an increase of nearly 50 per cent year on year. The airline claims these results outperform British Airways by five per cent and compare favourably with those of TAP, who’s passenger numbers were down seven per cent over the same period.
At a press conference in Faro, the airline announced a new service connecting London Stansted to Newcastle twice a day. This means passengers travelling to and from Faro to the north east of England will now be able to fly the entire journey with Go. Tickets for the connecting flight will start from about £30 including taxes.
Go's low fare policy continues on the London Stansted and Bristol routes. A spokesman commented: "Go´s policy for the coming year will remain as always, to offer the lowest possible ticket prices. Our return flights to the UK will start from 25,000esc including taxes. This compares very favourably with our competitors. For example the same journey with Virgin Express costs 40,000esc. To take advantage of the prices announced, and a further discount on tickets, customers are advised to book at www.go-fly.com."
The spokesman was quick to reassure that the events of September 11 have not had a major impact on the company and issued a statement from Barbara Cassani, director general of the airline, revealing that sales were initially affected, but were recovering well and were “now at the same levels as before September 11”.