India: The crisis hit airline ‘Go First’ is not showing any signs of returning anytime soon. From May 3, the airplanes stopped operating. From then there has been no update from the airlines as to when the flights may resume. As per Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the airline has not provided definite timeline of resumption. This statement was given by him on Tuesday, which is on 23 May.
Airline’s Response to DGCA
The airlines had announced that it will be suspending all flights till may 26. Followed by the sudden suspension of all the go first flights, many passengers were forced to reschedule their flights. The DGCA official said that the airlines did respond to the notice that was sent to them but it did not include a specific date of resumption. However, the response shows their willingness and intent to resume the flight operations as soon as possible. There has been no official announcement from the airlines regarding the resumption of flights till now so nothing can be said about the date it’ll get back to working.
Airline may operate to these cities
As per few reports from Friday, the airline had sent emails to pilots letting them know about a refresher course. Many reports suggest that this directs that the airline may start operating from May 27. The reports also suggest that the airline may operate with a just few important aircrafts. For destinations like Delhi, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad. When the airlines suddenly stopped its service, DGCA had sent them a show cause notice on May 8, under the Aircraft Rules, 1937. As it had failed to continue service in a “safe, efficient as well as reliable manner.”
Moreover, DGCA had strictly informed the airline to discontinue selling of tickets on an immediate basis both directly and indirectly. The airline was given a time period of 15 days to reply to the report that was sent to them by DGCA. On the other hand, the Indian government is pretty much confident that the airline will revive by the end of this month. Jyotiraditya scindia has said that India wants to see the airline resume and get back to track soon.