Go First gets approval for night parking at Srinagar Airport from AAI

Private airliner Go First, formerly known as GoAir, has become the first airline to receive approval from the Airports Authority of India for night parking at Srinagar as well as Jammu airports, officials said on Friday, April 22.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched the night parking facility at the airports on Thursday, April 21. This provision will ensure late night and early morning take-offs from the two airports. This will allow one Airbus A320neo aircraft to be parked at Jammu airport.

Go First gets approval for night parking at Srinagar Airport from AAI

This is a significant development for the union territory as the night parking permission will facilitate better flight operations from the region, a Go First spokesman said.

“We would like to thank the authorities for their kind consideration and will continue our commitment to the development of Jammu and Kashmir.

Go First operated the first night flight from Jammu following its successful operations of the first night flight from Srinagar.

Go First is the only airline appointed for the cargo movement of horticultural perishable and agricultural produce of the Jammu and Kashmir Horticulture Products, a state-owned company.”

Kaushik Khona, Chief Executive Officer, Go First

Speaking at the launch event, Sinha said the initiative will ease air travelling with a multiplier effect on the hospitality industry.

The new beginning reflects our commitment to strengthening connectivity and fulfilling the mobility needs of the people. The initiative will make travelling effortless for those looking for single-day travel. The Lieutenant Governor said despite COVID-19, the Jammu and Srinagar airports had achieved new records.

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This will allow one Airbus A320neo aircraft to be parked at Jammu airport

In March 2021, 1,030 flight operations were recorded at the Jammu airport and more than one lakh passengers travelled. This number soared to 1,346 flights and roughly 1.55 lakh passengers, he said.

Established in 2005 and wholly owned by the Wadia Group, Go First is an ultra-low-cost carrier based at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai with a secondary hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

The carrier operates an extensive network of domestic services within India using Airbus A320 family aircraft. GoAir officially rebranded as Go First in May 2021.

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