Srinagar: A delegation of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) met Divya Mohan, General Manager-Commercial, Northern Region, Air India Ltd. to discuss and deliberate various issues confronted by travel and trade fraternity.
In a statement KCCI, said that various issues regarding night flights, facilities and functioning of Air India were discussed in detail.
“It was discussed in the meeting that Air India is working out to launch night flights to and fro from Srinagar soon. She assured the delegation about the commercial viability of night flights,” the statement said.
The statement added,”she has been kind enough to assure the delegation about working on Srinagar –Jeddah direct flights as the load since last two years has increased tremendously.”
KCCI informed in the statement that she also agreed on demand of increase in Air tickets of Umrah Pilgrims to be enhanced to the level of 100 to 200 seats at Srinagar city office and enable IATA holders to issue tickets against Bank guarantees.
The delegation was lead the the Chamber President Shiekh Ashiq.
Regarding the financial viability of the night flights, KCCI told Mohan that business fraternity and the tourism players of the state will be available for help in the matter.
The business fraternity believes that starting night flights from Srinagar will give a boost to Kashmir’s economy.
Recently, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India approved extension of all benefits to J&K given to the Northeastern States under North East Industrial Development Scheme.
Chamber, while welcoming the move had said that the announcement was an important step for attracting investment in the industrial sector and boosting local industrial growth.