Sunday, February 10, 2019

Tepid response to night flights at Jammu airport

Jammu: Even as the Jammu airport extended its operational timings on January 1 this year, it has received a poor response for the night flights from airlines.
After getting the approval of the Indian Air Force, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had extended the timings up to 9 pm at the airport. Earlier, it was up to 4.30 pm.

After announcing the extension of the flying hours, the AAI invited the airlines to submit their schedule. According to sources, only one airline has submitted its schedule for the Jammu-Delhi flight for 7 pm.
“Only GoAir has submitted its schedule for the Jammu-Delhi evening flight. It is likely to be introduced in summer,” the sources informed.

Notably, the timings were extended to give relief to the passengers and to promote tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.

The sources also said the airlines were not interested in extending flights to Jammu as the runway expansion work here is still pending. It is only likely to be completed by March 2020.
10/02/19 Amit Khajuria/Tribune
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