The Director-General of the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DCGA) has called on Go-First, a prominent Indian airline, to suspend the sale of flight tickets with immediate effect. The move comes amid concerns about the safety of the airline’s aircraft and the potential risks to passengers.
According to the DCGA, it has received reports from multiple sources indicating that Go-First may have been operating flights with aircraft that were not airworthy or in compliance with safety standards. This has raised serious concerns about the safety of passengers and the potential for accidents.
In response to these reports, the DCGA has directed Go-First to suspend all flight sales until a thorough investigation can be conducted into the airline’s safety practices. The DCGA has also called on the airline to cooperate fully with the investigation and to take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of its passengers.
The DCGA’s directive has caused concern among passengers who have already booked flights with Go-First. However, the DCGA has assured them that their safety is of the utmost importance and that the suspension of flight sales is a precautionary measure to ensure that all safety standards are being met.
Go-First has not yet responded to the DCGA’s directive. However, the airline has previously stated that it is committed to the safety of its passengers and that it adheres to all safety regulations and guidelines.
This is not the first time that Go-First has come under scrutiny for safety concerns. In 2019, the airline was fined by the DCGA for violating safety regulations. The airline was also involved in a near-miss incident in 2020, when one of its planes narrowly avoided colliding with another aircraft.
The DCGA’s directive to suspend flight sales is a clear signal that safety must be the top priority for all airlines operating in India. It is hoped that Go-First will take the necessary steps to address the safety concerns and that the investigation will provide clarity on the airline’s safety practices.
In the meantime, passengers who have booked flights with Go-First are advised to contact the airline for information on their flight status and alternative travel options.