Srinagar: AirAsia became the first foreign airline ever on Sunday to start its operations from Srinagar international airport in Jammu and Kashmir.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti waved the flag to clear the landing for the AirAsia flight at Srinagar airport on Sunday morning.
Srinagar airport is christened ‘The Sheikh-ul-Alam International Airport’ for the last five years, but no foreign airlines has operated services from there so far.
The flight operation by AirAsia is expected to give a fillip to tourism in the valley.
To begin with, AirAsia, a Malaysian low-cost airline, will operate one flight daily between Delhi and Srinagar.