Go First Airline's Flight Cancellation Extended: Grounded for Nearly Two Months
Go First, the crisis-ridden airline, has extended its flight cancellations until June 28, 2023, as stated in a recent tweet by the low-cost carrier. The airline cited operational reasons for the decision, leading to the continuation of grounded flight operations. Initially, the airline had announced cancellations until June 25. Go First, previously known as Go Air, halted all flights on May 3, and the duration of cancellations has now approached two months. The airline, owned by the Wadia Group, attributed the grounding of a portion of its fleet to delays in the delivery of engines from Pratt and Whitney.
Go First, the airline, is hopeful for a prompt resolution and the restoration of its operations. The company filed for bankruptcy at the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and temporarily halted its flight services due to increasing financial losses.
Due to operational reasons, Go First flights until 28th June 2023 are cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and request customers to visit https://t.co/FdMt1cRjeD for more information. For any queries or concerns, please feel free to contact us. pic.twitter.com/rMAXsuiEjj— GO FIRST (@GoFirstairways) June 24, 2023
Go First expressed regret in a tweet, stating that they have been compelled to cancel flights scheduled until June 28, 2023, due to operational reasons. The airline acknowledged the inconvenience caused by these cancellations and apologized to affected passengers.
The airline recognizes that the flight cancellations may have caused inconvenience to passengers' travel plans, and they are fully committed to offering all possible assistance.
The airline informed passengers that they have filed an application for the swift resolution and revival of their operations. They assured that bookings will resume shortly and expressed gratitude for passengers' patience during this time.
According to ANI reports, the grounding of Go First flights created price pressure on airfares, specifically on routes where the airline had a significant presence.
There were reports indicating that Go First had plans to recommence its operations and had sent an internal email to all employees instructing them to prepare for a soon resumption. However, the situation remains unchanged as the planes continue to be grounded, showing no signs of improvement.