Kathmandu, May 26
The government has decided to waive all fees for international airlines flying to the newly built Gautam Buddha International Airport for up to a year.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) says it has decided to waive fees for landing, parking, communication, navigation aid and security check from May 28 onwards.
“We will waive all feel for one year. After that, we’ll make a decision based on the state of things,” says Govinda Dahal, the general manager of Gautam Buddha International Airport.
He says the airport wants to do everything to attract new flights to come to the airport.
According to him, Jazeera Airways aircraft that weighs around 76 tonnes will save around Rs 100,000 per flight.
Dahal says after Jazeera Airways, Fly Dubai and Air Arabia are next in line to fly to the airport. Airline companies from Bangladesh, Vietnam and Cambodia are also looking to fly to Gautam Buddha International Airport.