IndiGo currently has a fleet of 300 aircraft including 78 domestic, 32 international routes.
The country’s third-largest GoFirst airline has been hit by a crisis due to non-delivery of engines on time. The airline has announced to resume flights from June 9, but due to the onset of monsoon, the number of passengers will be reduced by two months, which may delay flight operations. If the two airlines merge, then IndiGo has 300 planes, 200 will be added to it and it will be 500 planes.
According to the information, there are indications that Indigo Airline will take over debt-ridden Go First Airline in the near future. A series of secret meetings have also started between the two airline companies regarding this merger process.
If both agree on all issues, Indigo’s market share will directly reach 68 percent. Currently, IndiGo has a 60 percent share in the domestic aviation sector and GoFirst has eight percent.
The decision was taken, because the pilots were not getting paid on time
Further, 200 pilots who did not start their operations before Go First started training directly in Air India without giving any notice period. Thus a notice period of three months was mandatory as per the rule. After that get a reliving letter. This decision has been taken because the pilots are not getting their salaries on time.
Passengers won’t be charged higher rent
Moreover, even if the two airlines merge, there will be no increase in fares, as passenger demand will be maintained if the airline resumes flights on all Go First slots. If the number of flights on any route is low and passenger demand is high, the fare may increase,
However, if more than one flight option is available according to the passenger’s convenience, the fare will remain stable. That is, passengers will not be charged higher rent due to the merger of Go First.