February 23, 2024


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Watch Nidhi Razdan: What Go First’s collapse means for Indian aviation

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Indian funds provider Go First introduced on Might 2 that it was cancelling all flights for the following two days. That was firstly of the summer season rush in air journey. Immediately, 1000’s of passengers had been stranded. Households, who had booked holidays months upfront, didn’t know what to do, and vacationers had been left scrambling for alternate options. The cancellations had been as a result of a fund crunch, and shortly the airline introduced that it had filed for chapter. The cancellations had been prolonged till mid-Might, and uncertainty loomed.

The Wadia group-owned airline, dealing with monetary difficulties, had grounded half the fleet as a result of engine failures. It blamed the troubles on American aerospace large Pratt and Whitney and its “rising variety of failing engines”. The engine troubles pressured the grounding of 25 planes or 50 per cent of Go First’s fleet, severely impacting its earnings. Pratt and Whitney issued a rebuttal saying Go First had a “prolonged historical past of lacking its monetary obligations”. The Wadias mentioned they don’t plan to exit, and the insolvency proceedings are supposed to revive the airline.

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