NEW DELHI, INDIA — The Indian government is eager for Go Airlines to resume flights promptly, stated the country's civil aviation minister on Thursday. This statement comes a week following the distressed budget airline's bankruptcy protection approval.

Go Airlines, recently rebranded as Go First and ranking as India's sixth-largest airline, sought bankruptcy protection earlier in May. It attributed its financial troubles to "defective" Pratt & Whitney engines, which led to the grounding of nearly half of its 54 Airbus A320neos.

However, the U.S. engine manufacturer, a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, has dismissed this claim as baseless.

Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia conveyed to reporters, "It's certainly something that is not a great thing for civil aviation. However, each company has to manage its own issues," as per a video clip released by the news agency ANI.

He added, "We would want a resumption of flights as soon as possible. They have to submit their plan to the aviation regulator which will cover the number of planes and routes."

Go First has currently cancelled all its flights until May 26, while some of its lessors have terminated leases and made requests to the aviation regulator to reclaim over 40 aircraft.