Go First stated on Saturday that all flight operations would be suspended until May 30 and that all passengers would receive a full refund.
We regret to inform you that due to operational reasons, Go First flights scheduled till May 30, 2023, have been cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the flight cancellations,” the airlines said in a statement.
Go First’s official Twitter account posted a notice informing users of the lengthened cancellation period. The most recent update stated operational reasons to inform flights cancelled until May 30. The flights were previously referred to as cancelled until May 28, 2023.
“A full refund will be issued to the original mode of payment shortly,” said Go First in an official statement. “As you are aware, the company has filed an application for immediate resolution and revival of operations, We will be able to resume booking shortly,” the letter added.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday advised Go First Airlines to submit a comprehensive restructuring plan for a sustainable revival of operations.
According to a senior DGCA official, Go First has responded to a show cause notice that was issued on May 8 by requesting permission to use the moratorium period to create a thorough restructuring plan for restarting operations and present the plan to the DGCA for the necessary regulatory approvals before restarting operations.
Accordingly, DGCA advised the airline on Wednesday to submit a comprehensive restructuring/revival plan for a sustainable revival of operations, within a period of 30 days. The revival plan once submitted by Go First shall be reviewed by DGCA for further appropriate action in the matter, the official told to sources.