NEW DELHI, JULY 24, 2021
Budget airline Go First, formerly known as GoAir, has operated the first ever night flight from Jammu to Delhi. The flight ‘G8 196’ – took off at 8 PM on Friday and was operated on Airbus A320neo.
The inaugural night flight was flagged off by Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir Manoj Sinha from Jammu Civil Enclave with a full complement of passengers for Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
“Going forward, Go First will operate scheduled flight from Jammu to Delhi and Srinagar,” the airline said in a statement.
“This heralds the beginning of a new era for the union territory that has long advocated the introduction of night flights for better connectivity with the rest of the country.”
Notably, the airline will operate four flights a week from Jammu on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to Delhi and three flight from Jammu on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to Srinagar, respectively.
Commenting on the milestone, Kaushik Khona, Chief Executive Officer, Go First said, “This initiative will assist the farming community and also strengthen the tourism sector, which plays a major role in the economic growth of the region.”
“We will continue to provide better connectivity and play a role in the economic development of J&K. Go First is also strengthening the network across the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir by enhancing the number of flights to-and-from Jammu to Delhi and Srinagar.”