JAMMU: Jammu & Kashmir lieutenant-governor Manoj Sinha on Friday launched night flight operations at the Jammu Airport when he virtually flagged off the first late-night flight from Jammu to Delhi.
The airport has merged the extended runway of 1300 feet with the existing runway and all allied work will be completed by August 31. Facilities like Instrument Landing System (ILS) and CAT-1 lights have already been installed and commissioned at the airport.
“The commencement of the night flight operations will give impetus to the local economy, investment by enhancing aerial connectivity and increasing tourism footfall in the region. It will also provide much needed flexibility for residents of the Jammu division to travel to the national capital and beyond,” said Sinha.
The J&K administration recently signed an MoU with Go Air for subsidised transportation of vegetables and fruits from Jammu and Kashmir by air. First consignments of Srinagar’s cherries and Jammu’s litchis will soon be dispatched to Dubai and Mumbai, respectively. The formal inauguration of the cargo facility is expected soon.