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GoAir operates first ever night flight from Srinagar

GoAir has successfully operated the first ever night flight from Srinagar International Airport that took-off for Delhi.

The flight took off from Srinagar International Airport at 19:25 local time bound for Delhi, according to Flightradar24.

Ranjan Prakash Thakur, Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce, who was present on the occasion greeted the crew of the flight and other ground personnel.

Speaking on the occasion, the Principal Secretary said that the start of the night operations from Srinagar is the dawn of a new era as it will improve air connectivity to Jammu and Kashmir.

He added that this significant development will boost the tourism sector of Jammu and Kashmir as it will increase the tourist footfall in the region.

The Principal Secretary further said that after this development, the long pending demand of tour and travel operators has been fulfilled and this will substantially help in the economic growth of UT as the tourism sector forms the core of the economy here.

Till now, night flights were not permitted at Srinagar Airport by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). In December 2017, it was announced that the airport would handle night operations. And then in August 2018, a test flight was conducted by DGCA which was successful.

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