Low-cost carrier Go First, on Saturday achieved a milestone in Jammu & Kashmir by becoming the first airline to start the direct international connection and direct international cargo operations from Srinagar, thus strengthening its expanding international network.
Operated by an Airbus A320neo, the maiden Go First flight G8 1595 departed Sheikh Ul-Alam International Airport in Srinagar at 18:00 hours and arrived in Sharjah at 21:00 hours.
Go First will operate four flights every week between Srinagar and Sharjah.
|Flight No.||From||To||Departure||Arrival||Frequency||Effective From|
|G8 1595||Srinagar||Sharjah||18:00||21:00||Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun||23-Oct-21|
|G8 4495||Sharjah||Srinagar||23:00||05:00||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun||23-Oct-21|
The inaugural flight was flagged off by Hon’ble Home Minister, Respected Shri Amit Shah from the Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport in Srinagar with a full complement of passengers in presence of Hon’ble Lt Governor Mr. Manoj Sinha and other dignitaries.
Hon’ble Minister of Civil Aviation Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia has conveyed his presence through an online presence from New Delhi.
The introduction of direct flight to Sharjah will boost trade and tourism between Srinagar and the UAE. As an early bird offer, passengers can book flights to Sharjah at just INR 5000.
UAE and Srinagar are popular as holiday destinations and GO FIRST flights will meet the demand for convenient travel options. The new services will also support growing trade and investment links with both Srinagar and Sharjah.
Speaking on the development, Mr. Kaushik Khona, Chief Executive Officer, GO FIRST said:
“Having been in operation here for over 15 years, we at GO FIRST share a special relationship with the region and are committed to its growth. We are delighted to be the first airline to connect Jammu & Kashmir with UAE and it bears testimony to our commitment to the region. We believe that this connectivity will be pivotal in bilateral exchange of trade and tourism between the two regions.”
The direct flights from Sharjah will offer seamless connections to Srinagar and beyond to Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu, Leh, and Mumbai and vice versa.