Crisis-hit Go First on Wednesday extended the suspension of flight operations till May 26, as reported by PTI. The airline cited operational reasons for this decision but expressed hope that it would soon be able to resume bookings.
Go First, currently undergoing insolvency resolution proceedings, had ceased flying on May 3 following a directive from the aviation regulator DGCA to halt bookings.
In an update on its website, the budget carrier informed customers that flights until May 26, 2023, have been canceled due to operational reasons.
The company assured customers that a full refund would be issued promptly to the original mode of payment.
Go First also mentioned that it has filed an application for immediate resolution and revival of operations, and expects to resume bookings in the near future.
On May 10, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) accepted the airline’s voluntary plea for insolvency resolution proceedings, appointing Abhilash Lal as the Interim Resolution Professional (IRP) to oversee the carrier’s affairs.
Additionally, certain lessors have lodged an appeal against the NCLT’s decision at the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). Furthermore, Go First has launched a claim management portal, ‘gofirstclaims.in/claims,’ specifically for the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) of the airline.
Story first published: Thursday, May 18, 2023, 0:19 [IST]