DGCA asks Go First to submit revival plan within a month


The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday asked Go First to submit its “restructuring/revival plan for a sustainable revival of operations” within 30 days.

Apart from maintenance preparedness, and arrangements with lessors and vendors, the DGCA has inquired the airline about how many aircrafts, and at what scale is it planning to resume the operations. It has also been asked about its funding and working capital. Depending on the response received by DGCA, showing its financial capacity and manpower to carry out the operation safely, only then the body shall decide whether or not the airline must be allowed to fly again.

The crisis hit airline is currently grounded following its voluntary insolvency. It has cancelled all its flights since May 3. The DGCA had directed the airline to immediately stop booking the sale of its tickets until further notice while issuing a showcause notice for its “failure to continue operation in a safe, efficient, and reliable manner.”


Earlier, while responding to the showcause notice, the airline had expressed their desire to resume its operations at the earliest. However, they were asked to submit necessary requirements before any such action.