Kathmandu, August 20
Buddha Air, a leading domestic flight operator in the country, says it will open direct flights on the Pokhara-Simara route from September 1.
There were no regular flights on the route as travelling between the cities of Gandaki and Province 2. But, Buddha Air says it will operate three flights (on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) every week.
The flights are expected to give relief to the passengers from the Simara region who want to go to Pokhara, Nepal’s tourism capital, on vacation, the company says. Buddha Air’s sister company, Buddha Holidays, has also introduced some tour packages targeting them.
Further, the flights will help businesspeople as Simara is close to the Birgunj-Simara industrial corridor, according to the company’s Market Director Rupesh Joshi.