February 19 (IBNS): The first AirAsia India flight touched down at Srinagar, capital of north India’s Jammu and Kashmir state, today.
The troubled mountainous state, which is a bone of contention between the nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan, attracts thousands of domestic and international tourists with his incredible beauty — because of which it has often been referred to as “heaven on earth”.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti waved the flag “as a landing signal” to the first AirAsia India flight today.
“The inaugural flight from New Delhi was received by the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti at the Srinagar International Airport. Later, another flight to New Delhi was also seen off by the chief minister soon after,” an official spokesman of the low-cost airline said.
The airline is also planning to connect Srinagar to several other destinations in the country in the coming days.
The chief minister welcomed the low-cost airline hoping it would augur well for the coming tourist season in the state and also help the people of the state with more connectivity to other cities in the country, the spokesman added.
The airline also flew it’s inaugural flights from New Delhi to Bagdogra and Pune today.
“Happy to announce the launch of 3 new routes- #NewDelhi- #Bagdogra, #Srinagar & #Pune! Explore more in 2017 & #FlyWithAirAsia!” the airline tweeted from its official handle @airasiain.