Thursday, March 17, 2022

Srinagar-Sharjah flight, cargo operations resume after two-month hiatus

Srinagar: Direct international flights as well as international cargo operations of Go First between Srinagar and Sharjah, resumed operations on Wednesday after a two-month break owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The direct flight service, which was flagged off by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on October 23 last year, had witnessed several roadblocks.

However, GoFirst (formerly known as GoAir) on Wednesday resumed its operations from Srinagar to Sharjah. Under the air bubble agreement, Go First was the first airline to launch direct service on this route last year.

“GoFirst flight G8 1595, after a hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, departed from Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport in Srinagar at 19:45 hours and arrived in Sharjah at 22:30 hours. On the return, GoFirst flight G8 4095 will operate from Sharjah International Airport at 00:05 hrs and arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi at 05:10 hrs. Go First will operate two flights a week between Srinagar and Sharjah,” said the airline spokesman, as reported by Zee News.

The resumption of operations in this sector will boost trade and tourism between Jammu and Kashmir and the UAE.

"UAE and Srinagar are popular holiday destinations and Go First flights will usher in convenient travel options. These services will also support burgeoning trade and investment links between Srinagar and Sharjah," the spokesperson added.

17/03/22 India Today

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