by Wichaar Desk
SRINAGAR: Chief minister Omar Abdullah has castigated Pakistan government for refusing air-route to international flights to the Srinagar airport.
The Government of India in August 2006 had upgraded the status of Srinagar airport to international airport. To begin with the government started Indian airlines flights directly from Srinagar airport to Dubai in February 2009.
“We used to operate one weekly flight on Sundays only and charge Rs 7000 per passenger as the airfare. However, we discontinued the operation since January 2010 as we did not get the sufficient passengers from Srinagar to Dubai,” Indian airlines manager Mohammad Iqbal Dar said.
Chief minister Omar Abdullah, however, on Monday revealed that the Srinagar-Dubai flights were discontinued in 2010 due to the refusal of air-route over Pakistan by the government of Pakistan. …
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