The Ministry of Civil Aviation has resumed direct, non-stop flights between Leh and Jammu from this month. Acting on a request from the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), the flights will be operated by Air India and be available on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
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Leh and Jammu are the capital cities of the union territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir respectively. Domestic flight operations had been suspended on this route in March due to the coronavirus. The resumption of services is expected to help students and patients who may be stranded in these regions during the extreme cold of December.
The Director of Leh’s Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport shared a photo of passengers expectantly waiting for the first flight on this route on December 9:
Today, KBR Airport Leh handled its first direct flight (AirIndia) between #Leh and #Jammu post Covid19 pandemic. This would provide vital connectivity on a regional scale as the highways are getting severely affected due to harsh winter conditions. @aaiRedNR @AAI_Official pic.twitter.com/XRwCj9RU46
— Airport Director, Leh Airport. (@ApdVilh) December 9, 2020
Winters are unimaginably harsh in Ladakh. Running water freezes and food supplies are restricted. The Manali-Leh and Srinagar-Leh highways—the only two roads connecting Ladakh to the rest of India—also remain shut due to snowfall and avalanche warnings. The renewal of domestic flights should thus provide a lifeline for interstate travel to locals. It also allows an entry for tourists who are brave enough to visit Ladakh at this time.
See | Statewise COVID-19 Restrictions in India
Apart from the direct flights from Air India, passengers can also hop onto connecting flights offered by SpiceJet and Vistara on select dates. You can use ixigo’s flights page here to find the cheapest fares and best dates!
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