A day after the GoFirst flight from Bengaluru to Delhi took off leaving behind 55 passengers, the airline issued a statement on January 10 stating that lack of proper communication, coordination, reconciliation, and confirmation have resulted in a highly avoidable situation.
At a time when Indian airlines are already facing scrutiny, other instances have come to light. On Monday, Go First, a domestic airline left at least 50 passengers waiting on a shuttle on the tarmac from boarding for their Bengaluru-Delhi flight. The flight left at 6:30 am.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a show cause notice to GoFirst on Tuesday after the airline abandoned over 50 passengers on a tarmac in Bengaluru. The incident occurred on the tarmac of its Bengaluru-Delhi service on Monday. GoFirst has been given two weeks to submit their response to the DGCA.
The DGCA sought explanation as to why enforcement action should not be taken against those responsible for dereliction of their regulatory obligations. “We have sought a report and shall take stringent action against those responsible,” a senior DGCA official said. The DGCA official further added that a team of the statutory body would investigate and submit the report at the earliest.
Many passengers who were left behind took to Twitter to express their displeasure with the airlines. Around 6.30 a.m. The Flight G8 116 took off from Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport for Delhi, leaving behind over 55 passengers.
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