Mumbai-based GoAir has appointed Wolfgang Prock-Schauer as CEO, succeeding Giorgio De Roni. Prock-Schauer—who was CEO of Jet Airways from 2003-2009—now returns to India to take up the new position June 15, according to a GoAir management source.
Prock-Schauer was CEO of airberlin until February of this year; before that he was CEO of former British-based Lufthansa subsidiary bmi.
The source also told ATW that Prock-Schauer will prepare Wada Group-owned GoAir for its largest growth phase starting early next year, which is when the carrier begins introducing 72 Airbus A320neos into the fleet. The delivery process should take about three years, the source said.
Founded in 2005, privately owned GoAir has a market share of 9% in India. In 2014, it reported load factors of up to 79%.
According to its website, the carrier currently operates 19 Airbus A320s, which perform 140 daily flights and approximately 975 weekly flights across 22 destinations.