Srinagar airport is now a ‘Major Airport’

New Delhi [India]: The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Saturday declared the Srinagar International airport as a “Major Airport”.
The Gazette notification issued by the ministry on Saturday read, “In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-Section (i) of Section 2 of the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008 (No.27 of 2008), the Central Government hereby declares the airport at Srinagar as Major Airport.” Notably, on October 23, Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated international flight operations at Srinagar airport.
Shah inaugurated the first direct international flight between Srinagar and Sharjah and United Arab Emirates (UAE) there.

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