On Wednesday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India’s aviation regulator, issued a show cause notice to Go First Airlines, the country’s low-cost carrier.
The airline was asked to explain why it did not provide prior notice to the DGCA of the cancellation of flights on May 3 and May 4.
DGCA Sends Notice to Go First
According to the aviation regulator, “Go First did not provide written notification of the cancellations or reasons for them. By failing to comply with the approved schedule, Go First has caused passenger inconvenience. Further, violated the provisions of CAR, Section 3, Series M, Part IV,” the statement said.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked Go First Airlines to respond within 24 hours to the show-cause notice that it issued.
Further, the notice demands an explanation for the violation of not providing prior intimation of flight cancellations to the aviation regulator.
Go First Airlines has been directed to give reasons as to why no suitable action shall be taken against them for non-compliance with the approved schedule.
The show-cause notice also stated that the airline’s response must be provided within 24 hours from the date and time of the notice issuance, or else the matter would be processed ex-parte.
Go First Cancels All Flights
Earlier today, the Indian low-cost airline, Go First announced that it has filed for resolution under section 10 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code with the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) in Delhi.
“Go First filed an application with the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) Delhi for resolution under section 10 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code,” stated the company.
Go First Airlines has informed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) that it will cancel all flights on May 3 and May 4 due to the non-supply of engines by US-based Jet engine manufacturer Pratt and Whitney (P&W).
A statement released by the airline stated, “Go First is facing financial crunch due to non-supply of engines by US-based jet engines manufacturer Pratt and Whitney (P&W) that has forced grounding more than 50 planes,” according to a Go First official.
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