B’luru: Over 50 passengers left waiting in shuttle bus as Go First flight takes off without them; DGCA seeks report

03:22 PM Jan 10, 2023 | Team Udayavani |

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has sought a report from Go First airline after its Delhi-bound flight allegedly after it took off leaving behind over 50 passengers waiting in a shuttle bus for boarding.


The incident took place on January 9 on the Bengaluru-Delhi Flight G8 116. Passengers took to Twitter to slam the airline for its negligence after the flight took off at 6.40 am on Monday leaving them stranded at the airport.

A Twitter user named Satish Kumar wrote: “Flight G8 116 (BLR-DEL) flew leaving passengers on ground! More than 50 passengers on 1 bus were left on ground & the flight took off with just passengers of 1 bus on boarded. Is @GoFirstairways @JM_Scindia @PMOIndia operating in sleep? No Basic checks!”

According to reports, the airline accommodated 53 of the 55 passengers in other Delhi-bound flight while two passengers were given a refund as demanded by them.


Responding to one of the tweets, the airline urged the users to share their details and said: “We regret the inconvenience caused”.

Another passenger Shreya Sinha tweeted: “most horrifying experience with @GoFirstairways 5:35 am Boarded the bus for aircraft 6:30 am Still in bus stuffed with over 50 passengers, driver stopped the bus after being forced. Flight G8 116 takes off, leaving 50 passengers. Heights of negligence! @DGCAIndia”.


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