Indian low-cost carrier Go First on Thursday issues a warning against fake the chartered flight claimed to be operated on July 07.
The warning comes after a travel agency claimed that it will be operating a ‘Special Business Charter Flight’ from India to UAE in partnership with Go First Airline.
Go First in an announcement to travel agents and customers said, “This is to notify that Go First (GoAir India Ltd) has not committed/contracted any charter operations from India to the UAE in the current scenario when a clearance from the authorities concerned is still not available.”
“Any information circulated by a third party through any means of communication taking Go First or GoAir name should be considered as FAKE, and Go First will not be responsible for any information or related transactions,” the announcement further added.
It must be noted that a flier promoted on Instagram, the travel agency was offering tickets starting from Dh 1,650 for the said flight from Kochi to Sharjah. The deal included an air ticket, rapid antigen test, airport to hotel transfer as well as a one-night hotel quarantine with a meal.
The advertisement also added that passengers who had received two doses of the vaccine (Sinopharm, Pfizer, Sputnik, or Covishield) can travel and valid UAE resident visa holders could apply. The advertisement also said that it was subject to GCAA (General Civil Aviation Authority) guidelines and approvals.
Go First, regional head in UAE told Gulf News that the warning was issued after the travel agency claimed that it would be contracting a GoAir flight for the chartered service from Kochi to Sharjah. “This is illegal. We have sent a legal notice to them and also issued this announcement so that passengers don’t get duped,” he said.
“We will not be answerable if anyone makes the payment for the so-called flight as we are not operating any such flight.”
Who Can Travel To UAE?
It is important to mention that the UAE has suspended travel from India and 12 other countries until July 21, 2021.
Only UAE Nationals, holders of UAE Golden Visas, Silver Residence Permit Holders, and members of diplomatic missions who comply with the revised published COVID-19 protocols will be exempt for the travel.
Also, travelers coming from India through other countries are required to provide proof of a period of stay in those countries of no less than 14 days to be allowed to enter the UAE.
Important: As the guidelines are keep changing very frequently, we advised all our readers to please check their travel eligibility with the airline before making any booking.