Monday, November 12, 2018

Airport authorities wait for airlines to sign up three months after ‘successful’ test for night flights in Srinagar

Srinagar: Three months have passed since the Airports Authority of India (AAI) carried out a ‘successful’ test flight for kickstarting night flights from the summer capital and are waiting for airline operators to sign up, according to a report by Indian Express.

“Everything is ready from our side. The test flight in August was successful and we are waiting for airlines to come forward. Our job is to provide the infrastructure, which is ready at the airport,” Akash Deep, director, Sheikh-ul-Alam International Airport, was quoted by IE as having said.

While talking to Free Press Kashmir, the director stated that one airline operator, GoAir had expressed interest to start night flights, but there had been no word as of now from other operators.

The Sheikh-Ul-Alam international airport is owned by the Indian Air Force, with the AAI managing the civilian enclave which includes a passenger terminal building and a civil apron. Deep has stated, according to IE that the IAF has allowed flight operations in Srinagar till 8 pm.
12/11/18 FreePressKashmir
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