Thursday, November 26, 2020

Surat-Sharjah flight to remain suspended till March 27

Surat: The wait for the high-flying Surtis to fly directly to Sharjah is getting longer due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Air India Express on Wednesday announced that the international flight services between Surat and Sharjah will remain suspended till March 27, 2021. However, the operations will resume once the coronavirus situation in the country gets under control.

Official sources at the Surat airport said that the authorities sent an official communication on Wednesday stating that the flight operations has been suspended till March.

The announcement regarding the normal operations will be made in the fourth week of March.

The flight was cancelled after the first lockdown was announced in the country to contain the spread of Covid-19 in March.

According to the figures available from the Airports Authority of India (AAI), about 4,000 passengers would travel to and from Sharjah to Surat per month.

The lone international flight between Surat and Sharjah commenced operations in February, 2019. In December, 2019, the number of passengers has gone up to about 5,500 per month.

26/11/20 Times of India

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