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Night flights at Srinagar Airport begin Aug 10.

Night flights will start landing at the Srinagar “International” Airport from August 10 as installation of the special equipment for night hour aviation operations was completed, authorities said Wednesday.

“GoAir and IndiGo are the airlines which have already agreed to start evening flights. The due diligences and the permissions (for night landing) are now in place, especially that from the Director General of Civil Aviation,” Airport Director, Airports Authority of India, Akash Deep Mathur told reporters on Wednesday.

“We will start the night landing from August 10.”

Mathur said all necessary permissions for night-landing operations have been granted and that extending hours of operations at Srinagar Airport will provide a great boost to aviation activities and tourism sector in Kashmir.

At present flight landings at the Srinagar Airport stop by 5:30 PM during winters and 7:30 PM in summers.

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