Go First Airlines announced on Saturday that its flight operations will remain cancelled until May 30, adding that it will issue full refunds to passengers.
“Due to operational reasons, Go First flights will be cancelled until May 30, 2023. We apologise for the inconvenience,” Go First Airlines’ official media account said on Twitter.
“We regret to inform you that due to operational reasons, Go First flights scheduled until May 30, 2023, have been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the flight cancellation,” it said.
“A full refund to the original form of payment will be issued shortly,” the letter read.
“We recognize that flight cancellations may have disrupted your travel plans, and we are committed to providing all the assistance we can,” it said.
“As you are aware, the company has applied for immediate resolution and resumption of operations and we will be able to resume bookings shortly. We appreciate your patience,” the letter added.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday advised Go First Airlines to submit a comprehensive restructuring plan to resume operations sustainably.
A senior DGCA official informed that Go First had submitted their response to the Show Cause Notice issued on May 8 in which they requested that they be allowed to use the moratorium period to prepare a comprehensive restructuring plan to restart operations and submit the same Apply for the necessary regulatory approvals from the DGCA before restarting operations.
Accordingly, the DGCA on Wednesday advised the airline to submit a comprehensive restructuring/recovery plan within 30 days for sustainable operational revival.
“Airlines have been asked, inter alia, to provide availability status of operating fleets, required job holders, pilots and other personnel, maintenance arrangements, funding/working capital, arrangements with lessors and suppliers, etc. achieve sustainable recovery operations,” the official said.
The revival plan submitted by Go First will be reviewed by the DGCA for further appropriate action on the matter, the official added.