New Delhi: Go First Airline, amidst an ongoing financial crisis, has decided to extend its flight cancellations until May 28, resulting in further disruption for travellers.
Initially, the suspension of flight operations was announced until May 26 due to operational reasons, but the airline has faced challenges in resolving its financial difficulties, leading to the continued suspension of services.
Currently undergoing insolvency resolution proceedings, Go First officially declared the suspension of its flight operations on May 3. In response to cancelled flights, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has instructed the airline to refund passengers who have booked tickets. Additionally, Go First had temporarily halted ticket sales until May 15.
To evaluate the airline’s readiness for resuming operations, the DGCA plans to conduct an audit of cash-strapped carrier Go First. In an effort to alleviate concerns, Go First CEO Kaushik Khona has assured employees that their April salaries will be paid prior to the recommencement of operations.
In relation to the airline’s financial crisis, Go First has attributed the blame to engines provided by Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of Raytheon (RTX.N), which has contributed to their current predicament.