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NAC to operate international flights from Bhairahawa airport from December

File: Gautam Buddha International Airport (Bhairahawa airport), Nepal's second international airport, in Bhairahawa, Lumbini
File: Gautam Buddha International Airport (Bhairahawa airport), Nepal’s second international airport, in Bhairahawa, Lumbini

Kathmandu, November 13

The national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), is preparing to operate international flights from the Gautam Buddha International Airport, popularly known as Bhairahawa airport.

The spokesperson of the Nepal Airlines Corporation, Archana Khadka, says preparations are underway to operate international flights from Gautam Buddha Airport by the end of December.

A team formed under the coordination of the NAC Commerce Director Janak Raj Kalakheti has been carrying out a study in this regard.

Khadka adds, “Preparation is underway to operate international flights by the end of this December. The board will finalise the destinations after the report of the committee.”

Jazeera Airlines has now been operating three flights to Kuwait in a week from Gautam Buddha International Airport.

As the new airport did not attract many airline companies, Nepal’s aviation regulator has been putting pressure on the companies operating daily international flights from the Kathmandu airport to shift some flights to Bhairahawa also. As a punishment for not being able to do so, the authority has been cancelling regular flights at the 11th hour.

Consequently, Himalayan Airlines has already begun international flights from Bhairahawa airport.

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