Low-cost carrier GoAir has becomes the first Indian airline which operates a night flight from Srinagar Airport to New Delhi.
The GoAir flight G8 7007 took off at 7.35 p.m. on Friday. It was an Airbus A320neo aircraft. The airline operates this flight as a trial.
Going forward, GoAir will operate a daily scheduled flight from Srinagar that will depart at 8.30 p.m. GoAir was also the first airline to operate morning flights to-and-from Srinagar.
“Here’s to creating history! We are proud to announce that we operated the first-ever night flight from #Srinagar to #Delhi on 19th March, 2021, becoming the first airline in the history of Indian aviation to achieve this feat! To reaching many more milestones in the future!”GoAir said in a TweetAdvertisement
Commenting on the achievement, Kaushik Khona, chief executive officer, GoAir, said, “It gives me immense pleasure to dedicate the first-ever night flight from Srinagar to Delhi as a salute to the spirit of Srinagar. GoAir is also strengthening the network across the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh region by enhancing their daily flights to-and-from Srinagar.”
Khona also recollected the dedication and commitment of GoAir to the development of Jammu and Kashmir.
“GoAir was the only airline to operate daily flights from Awantipur Airforce Airport during the times when the main airport was closed due to resurfacing of the runway for a pretty long time. GoAir was the only airline to provide connectivity from Srinagar to other parts of the country during those times,” he said.
The first night flight from Srinagar marks the dawn of a new era that would provide improved connectivity from several airports in India to Srinagar, Jammu, and Leh.
GoAir proposes to provide the residents of Srinagar and the tourists to Srinagar high mobility and freedom to plan their travel and provide day return connectivity to major airports like Delhi, Mumbai, and other major airports.