Mumbai, 4 March 2022: GO FIRST (formerly known as GoAir) today announced that it will assist the Government of India in evacuating Indians from war-torn Ukraine under Operation Ganga. The carrier yesterday flew its first evacuation flight to Budapest to bring home stranded Indian nationals.

The first flight departed from Delhi at 10:30 (Local Time) on March 3, 2022 and arrived at Budapest via Kuwait at 16:00 (LT). On the return, the evacuation flight from Budapest departed at 17:58 hrs (LT) and arrived with 177 passengers onboard the Airbus A320neo at New Delhi at 09:20 hrs (LT) today morning. GO FIRST will operate two flights per day till March 10, 2022 as part of the Operation Ganga mission. It will also endeavor to provide any additional flights as the Ministry of External affairs may require.

Mr. Kaushik Khona, Chief Executive Officer, GO FIRST, said, “This is a massive humanitarian crisis, and we applaud the GOI and of the Ministry of External affairs and of our beloved and revered Honourable Minister – Civil Aviation Mr. Jyotiraditya ji Scindia for his efforts to bring back stranded Indians from the war-torn country. GO GIRST will be supporting the Government of India with many more evacuation flights that are required to help Indians return to their loved ones. GO FIRST has always been at the forefront and stands committed to providing our services during a crisis situation for helping our fellow citizens when they need it the most. We hope and pray that everyone stays safe and are back home safely and soon.”

GO FIRST has always been at the forefront of customer satisfaction, and in line with its You Come First philosophy, has introduced several passenger-friendly services aimed at providing a seamless experience. This initiative, however, is way beyond the periphery of customer service and is aimed at helping fellow citizens who are fighting for their lives and waiting for a safe passage to their homes.