SRINAGAR: With Haj and Amarnth pilgrims adding to the requirements, the Srinagar airport will have more flights later this week.

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Tourists enjoying a sunset in Dal lake rendered golden by the sub. KL Image Bilal Bahadur

On June 18, the Srinagar airport managed 54 flights that brought and flew back as many as 16951 passengers, mostly tourists.

From June 26, the airport authorities are adding 10 additional flights.

Kuldip Singh Rishi, Director at the Srinagar Airport has said the traffic is “steadily increasing” and the growth is unprecedented.

“With the introduction of 10 more flights from Jun 26th, we will have more than 2000 additional seats available,” he tweeted. “We are in touch with all airlines to keep a check on the airfares.”

With the soaring temperatures triggering a better demand, the tickets have remained controlled for many months. Off late, however, there is an increase in ticket costs. Some reports suggest that in case the aviation fuel witnesses an increase in its costs, the ticket prices may get impacted.

Kashmir is witnessing a massive tourist season after a long time. Officials said more than 10 lakh tourists have visited Kashmir so far, a record in the last 12 years.


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