Kathmandu, August 24
Kuwaiti Jazeera Airways is preparing to add flights from and to Gautam Buddha International Airport (aka Bhairahara airport), Nepal’s 2nd international airport.
Currently, the company is conducting three flights between Bhairahawa and Kuwait City every week. But, from September 1, there will be one flight every day, or seven every week, informs Jagannath Niraula, the spokesperson at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.
“They are excited about the availability of passengers at Gautam Buddha,” he says, “Accordingly, they have decided to add the flights.”
Meanwhile, Wizz Airlines is preparing to start Bhairahawa flights from Abu Dhabi. While it was earlier reported that the Wizz flights would begin in September, they will now be delayed by one month, according to him.
Nepal officials hope more foreign airline companies would be attracted to the airport after October when the peak tourist season begins in Nepal.
The Bhairahawa airport began its operation in May whereas regular flights began in June only.