Go First’s lenders, which include the Central Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, IDBI Bank and Deutsche Bank, had in-principally approved funding of 4.50 billion rupees ($54.09 million) in June to resume operations and restart the airline. “When the funding was approved, there was some visibility about the airline restarting operations,” the banker said.
India, however, last month amended its insolvency law, potentially paving the way for lessors to take back their planes.
The country’s aviation regulator, in a court filing, earlier this month said that the law would be applicable retrospectively, which lenders are looking to contest.
“If Jindal Power does not submit a bid, bankers will initiate discussions about liquidation,” the banker said, commenting on an expression of interest Go First received from Jindal Power Ltd on Oct. 12.