Soon there will be international flights between Sharjah to Srinagar and with this, Jammu & Kashmir will set foot on an international aviation map. The civil aviation ministry has given green light to launch commercial flight services between these two cities.
Along with J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia addressed in a press conference that this will be a historic step for J&K and its people. This feature will also facilitate foreign travellers to land J&K directly.
As per the reports, Sharjah was the destination chosen as this place offers a heavy volume of business between traders from both destinations. An official has also mentioned that immigration infrastructure has already been set up at J&K. He also added that since there is a high demand for business-related travel between Srinagar and Sharjah additionally, Sharjah airport also serves as a convenient transit point to reach Dubai and UAE.
The Civil Aviation Ministry also mentioned that the international flights will be likely to begin soon and the terminal at Srinagar airport to be expanded from 25000 sq m to 63000 sq m. Additionally, 1500 Crore INR to be invested on Srinagar airport and 600 crore INR to be invested on Jammu Airport.