GoFirst Fined Rs 10 Lakh For Leaving Behind 55 Passengers 

| Updated: January 27, 2023 6:46 pm

Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Friday imposed a Rs 10 lakh fine on Go First for the incident wherein 55 passengers were left behind in a passenger coach at Bangalore airport on January 9. 

The watchdog DGCA issued a show-cause notice to the airline following the incident. 

In the statement, it said that “Perusal of (the) reply of Go First reveals that there was improper communication, coordination between terminal coordinator, commercial staff and crew regarding (the) boarding of passengers in the aircraft.” 

DGCA said in a statement “The airline failed to ensure adequate arrangement for ground handling, preparation of load and trim sheet, flight dispatch and passenger/cargo handling,”. 

For these lapses, the watchdog has imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on the airline.

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