Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Srinagar Airport: Flight services from Srinagar to Sharjah to start soon

New Delhi: The Ministry of Civil Aviation recently gave a green light to start international flights between Srinagar and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). As per the reports, this will be the first commercial flight service between the two destinations.

With this launch, Jammu & Kashmir will step onto the international aviation map. According to the report published by the Times of India (TOI), Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has stated that this is a historic step for both J&K and its citizens.

This service will help tourists to land directly in Srinagar. Reports claimed that Sharjah had been chosen as the first destination in view of the heavy volume of business between traders from both destinations.

A report by TOI states that the immigration infrastructure has already been put into place in Jammu & Kashmir. Scindia stated that there is a high demand for business-related travel between Srinagar and Sharjah as these spots will also serve as a convenient transit point to reach Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The Civil Aviation Minister stated that international flights will be operational from Srinagar airport soon. As per the plans, the Srinagar airport will be expanded from 25000 sq m to 63000 sq m. The budget for the Srinagar airport is around Rs 1500 crore whereas approximately Rs 600 crore will be spent on the Jammu airport, revealed Scindia.

29/09/21 India Today

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