Srinagar (NVI): The first ever night flight took off from the Srinagar International Airport for Delhi on Friday night, a significant development to boost the tourism sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
The night flight from Srinagar was operated by GoAir flight, which left the airport at around 7.15 pm for New Delhi, according to an official statement.
J&K Principal Secretary, industries and commerce, Ranjan Prakash Thakur was present on the occasion when the flight was operated. He greeted the crew of the flight and other ground personnel.
Speaking on the event, Thakur said that the start of the night operations from Srinagar is the dawn of a new era as it will improve air connectivity to Jammu and Kashmir.
He added that this significant development will boost the tourism sector of the Union Territory as it will increase the tourist footfall in the region.
The Principal Secretary further said that after this development, the long pending demand of tour and travel operators has been fulfilled. This will substantially help in economic growth of J&K as tourism sector forms the core of economy here, he added.
With start of night operations of flights, the summer schedule will also see a substantial increase in flights to the Union Territory, the statement added.