Go First announced on Tuesday that it has cancelled all of its flights till June 9, 2023, citing operational reasons. The announcement comes days after the crisis-hit airline had suspended flights till June 7.
The airline posted its statement on Twitter, which said, “A full refund will be issued to the original mode of payment shortly.”
“We acknowledge the flight cancellations might have disrupted your travel plans and we are committed to providing all the assistance we can,” the statement said.
Earlier on Friday, the company had announced in a similar post that flights will remain suspended till June 4. Go First has not operated its flights since May 3, a day after it filed for bankruptcy.
The developments come amid the voluntary insolvency proceedings of the airline. National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) had admitted the voluntary plea and granted the airline moratorium on its financial obligations.
Airline’s lessors had filed a challenge against the ruling in the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). However, NCLAT dismissed the challenge and upheld the NCLT order in the case. However, the appellate tribunal granted lessors the liberty to approach NCLT again over termination of lease issue.
On Monday, NCLT asked interim resolution professional (IRP) of Go First to reply to a plea filed by three lessors seeking repossession of their aircraft as the lease was cancelled before moratorium was granted to the airline. The next hearing in the case is on June 15.
Reportedly, the airline has also submitted a revival plan to Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation. The airline is ready to operate 152 daily flights using 22 aircraft it has currently.
DGCA had asked the airline on May 24 to submit a comprehensive revival plan for resuming operations within 30 days. In its plan, the airline was asked to furnish details about available aircraft fleet, pilots and other personnel required to revive operations.
Following cancellation of flights, DGCA had also asked Go First to issue refunds to the passengers of its cancelled flights in a time-bound manner.