Pak disallowing airspace to Srinagar-Sharjah flights unfortunate: Omar

"I had hoped that @GoFirstairways being permitted to overfly Pak airspace was indicative of a thaw in relations but alas that wasn't to be," Omar wrote in a tweet.
Pak disallowing airspace to Srinagar-Sharjah flights unfortunate: Omar
File Photo of Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, Nov 3: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday termed Pakistan's decision to disallow the usage of its airspace for the Srinagar-Sharjah flights as "unfortunate".

Taking to Twitter, he said: "Very unfortunate. Pakistan did the same thing with the Air India Express flight from Srinagar to Dubai in 2009-2010. I had hoped that @GoFirstairways being permitted to overfly Pak airspace was indicative of a thaw in relations but alas that wasn't to be."

On October 23, the inaugural Srinagar-Sharjah flight, operated by Go First, was flagged off by Union Home Minister Amit Shah from the Sheikh-ul-Alam International Airport.

The flight revived direct air links between the Kashmir Valley and the United Arab Emirates after 11 years.

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