One of the many domestic carriers that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently looked at is Go First. Go First, an airline operator was fined Rs. 10 lacks after one of its flights on January 9 from Bangalore to Delhi took off without 55 passengers.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation
By Nagarjun Dwarakanath, Poulomi Saha: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has fined airline operator Go First Rs 10 lakh after one of its flights took off for Delhi earlier this month, leaving over 50 passengers behind at Bangalore airport on 9th January 2023.
On January 9, as many as 55 passengers were left fuming after a Go First flight took off for Delhi with their luggage, leaving them behind at Bengaluru international airport.
The airline had received a notice from the aviation watchdog a day after the incident regarding the occurrence. According to a previous report from HT, the people who were supposed to board aircraft G8 116 to Delhi were abandoned on the passenger coach
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Go First flight G8116 from Bengaluru to Delhi
According to the passengers, several of whom had taken to social media, the Go First flight G8116 from Bengaluru to Delhi allegedly took off without 55 passengers, who had their boarding passes and had checked in their luggage but were allegedly left stranded on the tarmac
Following the incident, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) sent a show-cause letter to the responsible management of Go First, requesting justification for not taking enforcement action against the airline for breaching regulatory requirements.
On Wednesday, January 25, the airline operator replied to the show cause notice. According to the response provided by Go First, there was inappropriate coordination and communication between the crew, the commercial employees, and the terminal coordinator (TC) regarding the boarding of passengers onto the aircraft.
The airline neglected to make sufficient preparations for ground handling, creating load and trim sheets, dispatching flights, and handling passengers and cargo.
Due to the airline’s infringement of CAR Section 3, Series C, Part II, and Air Transport Circular II, 2019, the civil aviation regulatory body fined it Rs ten lakh.
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