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First nocturnal flight trial conducted at Srinagar airport; India may allow night air travel next week

India’s private airline operator, Go-Air, on Friday conducted the successful trial for the night flight operations at the Srinagar International Airport.

The airport authorities said they are hopeful of full-fledged night operations after approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation next week.

Director Srinagar Airport Santosh Dhoke said, “GoAir started a trial flight for night flight operations from Srinagar Airport to Delhi and it was a success.”

On Saturday, another private airline operator, Indigo Airlines, will also conduct trials.

He said that the air safety team of GoAir and Indigo Airlines arrived on Thursday after requested the DGCA for a trial to check the feasibility of operating the nocturnal flights.

The two airline operators will submit a report to India’s civil aviation authorities. “The DGCA is expected to give approval to night flight operations from Srinagar airport next week,” he said.

Sources at the airport said that other airlines will conduct their trials from Saturday.

Interestingly, tour operators had been demanding night flight operations from Srinagar international airport for a long since the service is expected to help boost tourism in Kashmir.

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