In an attempt to bring relief to passengers affected by its suspension of operations, troubled airline Go First has filed a fresh petition with the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).
The airline’s resolution professional, representing Wadia group-owned Go First, has requested permission from the NCLT to refund money to passengers who booked tickets on May 3 and onwards.
NCLT to Hear Go First’s Plea for Ticket Refunds on July 31
The NCLT bench consisting of Mahendra Khandelwal and Rahul P Bhatnagar is scheduled to hear Go First’s petition on Monday, July 31.
If approved, passengers who booked tickets after May 3 can expect to receive their refunds, providing much-needed respite to those with their money stuck in limbo.
Relief in Sight: Passengers Stranded by Go First May Get Refunds Soon
The ongoing financial challenges faced by Go First have resulted in the suspension of all flights until July 31.
With the airline seeking NCLT’s approval to refund passengers, there is hope for those affected by the sudden disruption in travel plans.
Flights Canceled Till July 31: Go First’s Ongoing Operational Challenges
In an unfortunate announcement on Twitter, Go First disclosed that due to operational reasons, all flights scheduled until July 31, 2023, have been canceled.
The troubled airline had filed for voluntary bankruptcy before the NCLT on May 3, attributing the grounding of a portion of its fleet to delays from Pratt & Whitney, the US-based engine maker.
Go First Granted Conditional Permission to Resume Operations by DGCA
After a period of uncertainty, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted conditional permission for Go First to resume scheduled flight operations.
However, this comes with the stipulation that the airline secures interim funding and obtains approval for its flight schedule from the regulator.
DGCA allowed Go First to operate 15 aircraft with 114 daily flights, but ticket sales can commence only after the flight schedule receives approval.