On January 9, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on Go First Airline, taking major action on the incident related to the flight to Delhi leaving 55 passengers at Bengaluru airport. . However, after the incident, GoFirst apologized to the passengers and also offered a free ticket on a domestic flight.
According to reports, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has come down heavily on GoFirst airline for flying without taking 55 passengers at Bengaluru airport. DGCA has imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on GoFirst Airline for negligence.
After this incident, angry passengers showed their displeasure on social media. A passenger sought answers from the airline via Twitter. A passenger stranded at the airport wrote that flight G8 116 (BLR – DEL) took off leaving the passengers behind! Look at the negligence, more than 50 passengers in the bus were dropped at the airport. Is @GoFirstairways working on sleep?
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Later, several people also tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office and Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia in their tweets. Following the incident, the aviation regulator had issued a show cause notice to the airline.
Following the incident, the DGCA said, “As per the information provided by Go First in response to the notice, the said incident was due to lack of communication and coordination between the terminal co-ordinator, commercial personnel and crew members regarding the boarding of passengers.” Caused by Following the incident, GoFirst had taken the entire staff involved in the incident off duty pending the completion of the investigation.