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GoAir waives cancellation, rescheduling charges for Oman flights till Jan 14

"As the Sultanate of Oman mourns the demise of its honourable leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, there might be some traffic disruption in Muscat, the capital city, for the next three days," GoAir said in a statement. "GoAir is offering full waiver on cancellation and rescheduling charges for flights to and from Oman," the airline said.

DGCA to issue notices for FDTL violation to GoAir pilots today

The DGCA had cracked down on GoAir for pushing pilots and cabin crew to work i...

DGCA suspends GoAir pilots for landing flight after losing visual reference before touch down

The crew considered wrong visual reference as t...

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  • According to a source, GoAir experienced extensive flight delays and diversions leading to cancellation of flights as its crew approached its FDTL in the last two-three days. Those who have violated FDTL are being issued show cause notices as to why action should not be taken against them.

    ​​ The Mumbai-based airline had cancelled 21 flights on Monday, owning to non-availability of some of the aircraft and inadequate operating crew. The company had, however, attributed the non-operations of these flights to protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), hostile weather and the duty norms for the cockpit crew, among others.

    The airline breached Flight Duty Time Limitation (FDTL) norms by, for instance, making the crew fly for four consecutive nights.

    The budget carrier has reported a series of incidents involving engine glitches, mainly in its A320 Neo planes, which has resulted in non-availability of some of such planes for operations, the source said.

    "GoAir has placed order of 144 Airbus A320Neo aircraft and experienced delivery delays during the month of November and December, adding to its operational challenge," the airline said in a clarification.

    Jeh Wadia, managing director, GoAir said: “With the new flight to KSA, GoAir further consolidates its international network - within a short span of 14 months we have added 9 destinations. Our flights to Dammam are already receiving an overwhelming response. Dammam is GoAir's 4th international destination from Kannur International Airport.

    A senior DGCA official said, "We will be inspecting GoAir planes that have PW engines, which have been used for more than 3,000 hours. Post inspection, we will decide on what action has to be taken in this matter."

    A GoAir spokesperson said the flight G8 28 from Singapore to Bengaluru had an air turn back on priority shortly after take off, following a technical issue on Monday. "There were 158 passengers on board. The aircraft is currently being attended to by the GoAir engineering team," he added.

    "His family could not join him in India and hence Samir has decided to go back to his family," a GoAir spokesperson said.

    A serious mishap that was averted in a GoAir aircraft that landed outside airstrip. This incident took place in Bengaluru on 11th of Novembe...

    A wholly-owned entity of the Dubai government, ENOC at present covers more than 200 airports across 25 countries, supplying more than three million US gallons (USGs) of jet fuel to a diversified portfolio of carriers in the UAE and internationally, with more than 300 fuellings each day, according to a release.

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the deadline for replacement of older Pratt & Whitney engines on Airbus 320 (neos) with newer ones till May 31, 2020.

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