Go First Extends Flight Cancellations Until June 9, Seeks DGCA Nod to Restart Operations

Crisis-hit Go First Airlines announces further flight cancellations till June 9, citing operational reasons. Passengers will receive full refunds. Meanwhile, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) instructs the airline's resolution professional to address petitions filed by lessors seeking repossession of leased aircraft and engines.
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Wadia Group owned, Go First Airlines, which is currently facing a severe crisis, has announced the continuation of its flight cancellations until June 9. The airline has expressed regret over the inconvenience caused by these cancellations and has assured passengers that a full refund will be provided to them through the original mode of payment.

Recognizing the impact of these cancellations on passengers’ travel plans, Go First has vowed to offer all possible assistance during this challenging time.

NCLT Asked Go First to Respond Lessors

In another development, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has instructed the interim resolution professional (IRP) of Go First to respond within a week to petitions filed by three lessors.

These lessors, namely;

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  1. BOC Aviation (Ireland)
  2. Jackson Square Aviation Ireland, and
  3. Engine Lease Finance BV,

..Have requested the repossession of their aircraft and engines from the Wadia Group-owned airline.

Must Read: Go First Ticket Cancellation Refund Process: A Step-by-Step Guide

The NCLT, comprising a two-member bench, has mandated the IRP to file a reply within the given timeframe, with an opportunity for the lessors to provide a rejoinder if needed. The matter is scheduled to be heard again on June 15.

Jackson Square Aviation Ireland has leased eight aircraft to Go First, while Engine Lease Finance BV has leased four engines to the troubled airline.

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The lessors resorted to approaching the NCLT after the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) directed them to seek resolution through the insolvency tribunal due to issues related to the moratorium on their planes.

Go First Seeks DGCA Permission to Start Flight Operations

According to civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is now evaluating the flying restart plan provided by bankrupt airline Go First.

“We had some queries. They are supposed to revert. Once DGCA approves, then it will move forward,” said Scindia on Wednesday.

Notably, Go First Airlines, which is now managed by insolvency resolution professional Abhilash Lal, has informed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) that it is ready to begin operations with 152 daily flights on 22 aircraft.

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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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