GoAir Introduces Evening Delhi-Srinagar Flights
The new services introduced after the Indian Air Force, Airport Authority of India, and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation gave their approval to private airlines to start evening and night flights at Srinagar International Airport
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Low-cost carrier GoAir has become the first airline in the country to offer late evening flights between Srinagar and Delhi, boosting connectivity for the Kashmir Valley in the summer tourist season.
The Delhi-bound GoAir flight G8-228 takes off from Srinagar at 18.40 pm while the Srinagar-bound flight G8-229 will leave Delhi at 16.50 pm. These services will continue till October 29.
The carrier on June 15 flagged off the first flight of this schedule at the Srinagar International Airport in the presence of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and GoAir CEO Wolfgang Prock-Schauer.
"Preempting and understanding the travel needs of different markets is what has made GoAir one of the country's preferred airlines. We are pleased to facilitate better connectivity to Srinagar," Prock-Schauer said.
The newly-introduced flights from the carrier were announced soon after the Indian Air Force (IAF), Airport Authority of India (AAI), and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) gave their nod to evening and night flights from private airlines at Srinagar International Airport.
"With increased flight connectivity we are optimistic, and hope to see increased commercial and recreational travel in the city. We are pleased that GoAir has taken this step, and are sure that we will see a positive impact on tourism," Mehbooba Mufti said.
The offering will help keep up with the higher summer demand from tourists, and the increase in flights will aid in keeping the prices competitive and ensure that Srinagar remains accessible to both business and leisure travellers.