A passenger was detained on Tuesday at Srinagar airport after he shouted that the flight has been hijacked and that the “passengers need not untie their seat belts”.
Chairing a high-level meeting of Civil, Police and Security Forces officers at the Civil Secretariat here today, Governor N N Vohra reviewed the status of night landing operations at Srinagar Airport and extension of Runway at Jammu Airport.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Friday said that the efforts are underway for operationalization of night-landing facilities at Srinagar Airport and all the requisite requirements will be met soon in this regard.
With inclement weather causing uncertainty regarding movement of traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, airliners operating in the region waste no time to cash in on the situation to arbitrarily increase the airfares.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday chaired a meeting of aviation sector here in which arrangements including providing additional accommodation to central para-military forces were finalized to ensure night-landing of flights at Srinagar Airport.
Air India’s maiden flight to Israel has landed in Tel Aviv, reducing the travel time substantially after Saudi Arabia for the first time allowed a commercial flight to use its airspace, indicating a thaw in relations between the Arab kingdom and the Jewish state.
Authorities on Tuesday airlifted at least 830 stranded passengers from Jammu region to the Kashmir Valley.
Station Manager Jammu, Air India Mohammad Arif on Thursday said the airline would start morning flight from Jammu to New Delhi on weekly basis except for Tuesday and Thursday.
Government has decided to withdraw the privilege of not being frisked at airports to Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, an action he promptly welcomed saying he had been waiting for this as he was “no VIP”.
After a long delay, decks are being cleared for expansion of the Jammu Airport by shifting the Army installation– the major bottleneck which has been hampering the ambitious project for years now.