‘Srinagar-Dubai flights not viable’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Aug 28: Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Vayalar Ravi, has said that Srinagar-Dubai flights were “economically not viable.”
In a written answer to a question raised in the Rajya Sabha on the possibility of resuming flights from Srinagar to Dubai, Ravi responded that the Srinagar-Dubai sector was “economically not viable.”
The question was raised by Saifuddin Soz, J&K State Congress Chief and Member of Parliament, a statement here said.
The Srinagar-Dubai flight from Srinagar International Airport was started with much fanfare in February 14, 2009 but was grounded a year later.
J&K Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah had last month blamed Pakistan for stopping the Srinagar-Dubai International flight saying that Islamabad had refused over-flight permission, it said.
Soz suggested that the flight can be a lucrative proposition for Air India if Srinagar-Dubai flight is extended to Jeddah as a sizable number of people from Kashmir will take the route for Umrah.
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