Sharjah: Go First launches direct passenger service from Srinagar to Sharjah

SRINAGAR: Go First airline, managed by the Wadia Group, began direct passenger services to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday from Srinagar, becoming the first national carrier to provide direct international connectivity from the capital of summer of Jammu and Kashmir.
Operated by an Airbus A320neo, the inaugural flight of airline G8 1595 took off from Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport in Srinagar around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to a statement.
Go First will operate four flights per week between Srinagar and Sharjah.
The introduction of direct flight on the new route, which will be operated four times a week, will boost trade and tourism between Srinagar and the United Arab Emirates, in addition to meeting the demand for convenient travel options for the two cities. , which are also popular tourist destinations. , says Go First.
The new services will also support growing trade and investment ties with Srinagar and Sharjah, he added. Direct flights from Sharjah will provide seamless connections to Srinagar and beyond to Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu, Leh and Mumbai and vice versa, the airline said.
“In business here for over 15 years, the airline shares a special relationship with the region and is committed to its growth. We are delighted to be the first airline to connect Jammu and Kashmir with the United Arab Emirates and it demonstrates our commitment to the region, ”said Kaushik Khona, CEO of Go First.
The airline said it has taken initiatives for the development of air transport and cargo transportation from Srinagar, Jammu and Leh, adding that it is the only airline designated for the cargo transportation of perishable horticultural and agricultural products. of J&K Horticulture Products – the Crown corporation. .

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