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DGCA fines of ₹ 10 lakh on Go First airline after flight left behind 55 passengers in Bengaluru on Jan 9

DGCA had asked the airline to submit a report on the entire matter. It was said on behalf of DGCA that the matter is being looked into from its side.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

New Delhi: DGCA has imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on Go First airline. This fine has been imposed on Go First airline in the past for taking off 55 passengers leaving them on the tarmac of the airport. The incident happened with the passengers of the flight coming from Bangalore to Delhi. The plane had taken off leaving 55 passengers coming from Bengaluru to Delhi on the tarmac of the airport. After the incident came to light, DGCA had also sent a notice to Go First in this matter.

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The Delhi-bound Go First plane on January 9 left behind 55 passengers at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

The regulator had asked the airline to submit a report on the entire matter. It was said on behalf of DGCA that the matter is being looked into from its side. Let us inform that many passengers had complained about this matter on Twitter. According to complaints made on Twitter tagging Go First Airline, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office, flight G8 116 from Bengaluru to Delhi took off at around 6.30 am, leaving over 55 passengers stranded.

Responding to three tweets, GoFirst Airways urged users to share their travel details and said that we are sorry for the inconvenience caused. After the incident, the passengers were accommodated in a flight which left for the destination four hours later around 10 am. Quoting a DGCA official, the report said that we have sought a report from the airline and appropriate action will be taken.

After missing the flight, the passengers vented their anger on social media. A passenger Shreya Sinha had tweeted that this is the worst experience. He said the passengers boarded the bus for the flight at 5.35 am but remained in it for an hour.

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