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Go First extends flight cancellation until June 12, 2023 due to 'operational reasons'

Airline announces that a full refund will be issued to passengers’ original mode of payment soon

Our Special Correspondent New Delhi Published 09.06.23, 05:01 AM
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Go First on Thursday said its flights will remain cancelled till June 12 because of “operational reasons”. The carrier had earlier announced the suspension of flight operations until June 7, pushing it now by five more days.

The airline announced that a full refund will be issued to passengers’ original mode of payment soon. Founded as GoAir, the airline has already stopped issuing tickets and temporarily ceased operations on May 3.


In an announcement issued on Twitter, the airline said all Go First flights scheduled till June 12, 2023, have been cancelled.

Meanwhile, insolvency tribunal NCLT on Thursday issued a notice to the Interim Resolution Professional (IRP) of crisis-hit airlines Go First over a plea filed by supply chain company Delhivery.

In its plea, Delhivery had alleged Go First's insolvency process as a sham and said the airline took payments of Rs 57 lakh from Delhivery on May 2, the day it filed for insolvency.

SpiceJet engines

Meanwhile, low-cost carrier SpiceJet said it will partner FTAI Aviation Ltd, a leading aftermarket provider of engine services, on a CFM56 revitalisation programme.

The FTAI plans to lease up to 20 engines to SpiceJet and provide maintenance services as well. This initiative aims to decrease maintenance costs, minimise aircraft downtime and improve the airline’s overall performance, SpiceJet said.

Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, SpiceJet said: “SpiceJet is slowly but surely progressing towards its goal of restoring its fleet and ensuring that our aircraft stay where they rightly belong to that is in the skies serving our passengers. Our partnership with FTAI Aviation is a step forward in that direction that would ensure that our fleet is up and running at all times without us worrying about engines or their maintenance.”


Vistara expects to add a total of 10 planes as well as hire more than 1,000 people in the current financial year and has shelved plans to fly to the US, according to a top executive.

Currently, Vistara, which is set to be merged with Air India, has a fleet of 61 aircraft and a staff strength of over 5,200.

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