MUMBAI- The Indian Ultra-low-cost carrier, Go First (G8), has once again extended the flight cancellations till June 9, and it will not restart operations until DGCA and MoCA give it permission to do so.
However, the airline has submitted the possible revival plan to DGCA. Further, they are prepared to resume their operations with the remaining aircraft and the staff.
Go First Extends Flight Cancellations
The airline on Twitter wrote, “Due to operational reasons, Go First flights until 9th June 2023 are canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience caused and request customers to visit http://shorturl.at/jlrEZ for more information. For any queries or concerns, please feel free to contact us.”
Further, the airline shared the image,
Executives of Indian ultra-low-cost carrier, Go First (G8) have communicated to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) that the airline is ready to restart 152 flights per day upon resuming its operations.
Go First Restart Update
According to the Business Standard report, before encountering financial challenges and suspending operations, Go First used to operate a fleet of aircraft that conducted 200 daily flights until April.
In a recent plan submitted to the DGCA for resuming operations, the airline confirmed that it has adequate staffing resources to operate its existing fleet of 26 planes. Further, including approximately 675 pilots and 1,300 cabin crew members.
According to the Economic Times, Abhilash Lal, the resolution professional representing Alvarez and Marsal consulting firm. It has nominated the current CEO, Kaushik Khona, to assume responsibility for overseeing the daily operations. Subsequently, acting as the accountable manager for the airline.
Following its insolvency filing last month, the airline has communicated to the regulator that it requires ₹200 crores to resume flight operations.
To ensure seamless operations, the DGCA has requested guarantees concerning the availability of pilots and cabin crew.
In its response, the airline noted that although it has faced several resignations, it maintains a pool of 340 pilots, 680 cabin crew members, and 530 engineers. This many staff is deemed adequate for the operation of its fleet consisting of 22 aircraft.
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