Butwal, March 9
Kuwaiti Jazeera Airways has resumed flights from and to Gautam Buddha International Airport (aka Bhairahawa airport), Nepal’s 2nd international airport, from Thursday onwards.
The airport spokesperson Subas Jha says the company will carry out three flights every week after the resumption–every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
But the first international flight of the year took place this morning as a Jazeera aircraft landed at the airport with 66 passengers this morning and took off with 99 passengers after a few hours.
Jazeera Airways is the first airline to carry out regular international flights from and to the airport since its inauguration in 2022.
It has been said that the Bhairahawa airport can carry out 30 to 40 international flights every day, but it is still struggling to attract both domestic and international companies. The airport spokesperson Jha says the airport is bearing a loss of Rs 3 million a month due to limited operations.