Monday, March 15, 2021

After a year, Air India Express to resume Surat-Sharjah flight

Surat: After a gap of almost a year, international flight will start operating again from Diamond City. From Saturday, Air India Express started booking for Surat-Sharjah flight which will run twice in a week.The flight will operate on Monday and Thursday from the city. The operations of the flight were discontinued in March last year after Covid-19 outbreak.

It was in high demand, especially among diamond and jewellery business community in the city, due to Sharjah's proximity to Dubai.

“The flight will come from Sharjah on March 28 and return to Sharjah on the next day. It is the only international flight the city has and people were desperately waiting for it,” said Sanjay Jain, a member of We Work for a Working Airport at Surat (WWWAS).

The flight was also used by many travellers from other parts of the country.

“It is good news for the city's business and industry that the Sharjah flight will resume operations again. Those travelling to Dubai and other destinations in the world will get easy connectivity,” said Dinesh Navadiya, president of Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“Going to Mumbai and then catching an international flight is time-consuming. We need direct flights to Dubai and Hong Kong as well,” Navadiya added.

15/03/21 Times of India

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