On May 2, 2023, Go First cancelled flights for three days and declared they had voluntarily filed an insolvency petition with the NCLT, the bankruptcy court in India. From there, customers are stranded across various stations, unable to fly back to India or proceed with their travel plans.
Go First extends the cancellation of flights through May 12, 2023
While Go First had initially cancelled flights on May 3-4-5, 2023, as the hearing with the NCLT on the acceptance of their insolvency proceedings is being heard, the airline had cancelled flights till May 9, 2023. Now, there is a further cancellation through May 12, 2023. As per a notice on the Go First website,
We regret to inform that due to operational reasons, Go First flights scheduled till 12th May 2023 have been cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the flight cancellations.
A full refund will be issued to the original mode of payment shortly.
We acknowledge the flight cancellations might have disrupted your travel plans and we are committed to providing all the assistance we can.
We thank you for your patience.
Here is how it shows up on the Go First social media.
Due to operational reasons, Go First flights until 12th May 2023 are cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and request customers to visit https://t.co/qRNQ4oQjYT for more info. For any queries or concerns, please feel free to contact us. pic.twitter.com/wqQIm6ZDqT
— GO FIRST (@GoFirstairways) May 5, 2023
Go First stops bookings till May 22, 2023
While initially, Go First had pulled sales of flights till May 15, 2023, this has also now been extended till May 22, 2023, per a cursory look on the Go First website. However, this could be a partial state of this, and readers are advised to book another reliable carrier for now.
While Go First awaits a decision on whether their insolvency plea is admitted or not in the courts, the airline has further cancelled flights till May 12, 2023, and stopped accepting bookings till May 22, 2023. Readers are advised to look at other airlines for their travel.
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