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GoAir operates first-ever night flight from Srinagar to Delhi
New Delhi, March 20, 2021
Low-cost carrier GoAir operated a night flight from Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir to national capital Delhi yesterday, becoming the first airline in the history of Indian aviation to achieve this feat.
The flight GB 7007, operated with an Airbus A320neo aircraft, took off at 1935 hours yesterday, a press release from the airline said.
"Going forward, GoAir will operate daily scheduled flight from Srinagar that will depart at 20:30 hours. It should be noted that GoAir was also the first airline to operate morning flights to-and-from Srinagar," it said.
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 & Kashmir and Ladakh region by enhancing their daily flights to-and-from Srinagar. I take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, BCAS, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar Airport Authorities, CISF, CRPF and the entire team at GoAir that supported this endeavor.”
Khona also recollected the dedication and commitment of GoAir to the development of J&K: “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 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.”
"The first night flight from Srinagar marks the dawn of a new era and GoAir is proud to provide maximum connectivity from several airports in India to Srinagar, Jammu and Leh. GoAir is keen 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 Delhi, Mumbai and other major airports," he added.