Go First flight between Srinagar and Sharjah was in the air for longer than determined because Pakistan denied the flight’s entry into its airspace. It is worth noting that the concerned flight service was inaugurated by the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah during his visit to the Valley last month.
Because Pakistan denied the flight’s entry into its airspace, Go First had to reroute the flight through Gujarat which increased the time taken to reach Sharjah. According to a PTI report, the journey of the passengers bound to Sharjah from the Go First flight on Tuesday increased by 40 minutes.
What’s worth noting here is that this is the first service between Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the last 11 years. It is interesting that the Indian government didn’t even secure permission from Pakistan before using its airspace for operating the flight. Some people on Twitter are calling this a PR extravaganza move from the government.