Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), an organization that is responsible for regulating civil aviation, issued an order on Monday instructing the bankrupt Indian airline Go First to immediately cease selling aircraft tickets until further instructions are issued.
The governing board issued a directive to the airline, requesting that it “cease booking and sale of tickets directly or indirectly, with immediate effect until further orders.”
The Go First was served with this notice “for failure to continue operations in a safe, efficient, and reliable manner.” The DGCA will make a decision about the airline’s license after 15 days of receiving the airline’s response.
“In light of the unexpected cancellation of flights and the beginning of the corporate insolvency resolution process under IBC by Go Airlines (India) Limited (Go First), the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a show cause notice to Go First in accordance with the pertinent provisions of the Aircraft Rules, 1937, for their failure to continue the operation of the service in a safe, efficient, and reliable manner. It has been requested of the airline operator that they provide their response within the next 15 days of receiving this notice. A subsequent decision on the continuation of their Air Operators Certificate (AOC) will be made on the basis of the reply that is provided by them. In addition, the DGCA has instructed Go First to immediately cease the booking and sale of tickets in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, with immediate effect and until further directives are issued, as stated in the notification.
On Monday, Go First informed the National Company Law Tribunal that its lessors had begun the process of deregistering the carrier’s aircraft, and the company asked the court to make a quick judgment about its voluntary insolvency resolution plea.