Friday, April 02, 2021

Kashmir to get a boost in tourism with direct, evening flights

Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir is soon going to get a much-needed boost as direct evening flights got introduced. Night flight operations have already begun at Srinagar airport, thus allowing travellers to get into the valley at all times of the day now. This should also bring an advantage for the hospitality industry in Jammu and Kashmir.

The first such flight operated by IndiGo, landed in Srinagar from Bengaluru on March 29 with 184 passengers on-board. Such direct flights from large cities such as Bengaluru is set to attract more visitors to the Union Territory.

The Director of Kashmir Tourism, Dr. GN Itoo said in a statement that the valley has been aiming for such a development for a long time. The direct and evening flights will help travellers, especially business class ones to fly and save time. He said that such flights will increase the tourist inflow into the Union Territory.

GoAir too had run a test trial for evening flights to Srinagar.

01/04/21 Times Travel

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