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Flight operations resume at Srinagar airport

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Srinagar: The air link between Kashmir and the rest of the country was restored on Sunday, a day after heavy snowfall in the valley forced cancellation of all flights here, officials said.

Out of 33 flights scheduled for today, 28 flights were operated while five were cancelled, officials at the Airport said.

Heavy snowfall and poor visibility had forced the cancellation of all 40 flights scheduled to operate from the Srinagar airport on Saturday.

“The air traffic to and from Srinagar airport was restored on Sunday morning as flights arrived as per schedule,” an Airports Authority of India official said.

Nearly 270 flights have been cancelled since January 4 due to inclement weather.

Some of the airlines have stopped taking fresh bookings for Srinagar sector to clear the backlog created by the flight cancellations.

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