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Air Asia Becomes First Foreign Airline to Land at Srinagar Airport

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti waved the flag to clear the landing for the AirAsia flight at Srinagar airport.

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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 which was christened 'The Sheikh-ul-Alam International Airport' five years ago, has not seen a foreign airlines operate 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.

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