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Nepal Airlines to operate flights from GIBA to New Delhi from Nov 28

National flag carrier Nepal Airlines is operating its flights to New Delhi as its first international flight from GBIA from Nov 28.

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RUPANDEHI: Nepal Airlines Corporation (Nepal Airlines) will fly from Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa, Rupandehi to New Delhi, India.

National flag carrier Nepal Airlines is operating its flights to New Delhi as its first international flight from GBIA from Nov 28.

Archana Khadka, a spokesperson for the corporation, stated that four weekly flights between Bhairahawa and New Delhi are planned. According to him, the flight schedule for Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday flights has been submitted to the authority for approval.

Corporation’s A320 narrow-body plane will fly from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa via New Delhi. As a result, Nepal Airlines will fly from Kathmandu to Delhi and then back to Bhairahawa.

The aircraft will return to Kathmandu after passengers disembark at Bhairahawa. The flight from Kathmandu to New Delhi will take one hour and 15 minutes, while the flight from Delhi to Bhairahawa will take one hour.

Pradeep Adhikari, Director General of Nepal Civil Aviation Authority, announced that Nepal Airlines has been granted permission to fly from Bhairahawa to Delhi.

“Nepal Airlines submitted paperwork for the Kathmandu-Delhi Bhairahawa flight, and the authority forwarded it to Kathmandu Airport for the flight schedule. As we are flying from Bhairahawa, permission has been granted “, he explained..

Nepal Airlines previously operated two daily flights between Kathmandu and New Delhi.

After the Authority made it mandatory for airlines that operate more than three daily flights from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to also fly from Bhairahawa, the Corporation’s Delhi Nepal Airlines was reduced to 10 flights per week. As a result, Himalaya Airlines began charter flights from GBIA on Nov 3.

When the Nepal Airlines plane arrives in Delhi and returns to Kathmandu via Bhairahawa, it arrives with no passengers from Bhairahawa. According to Khadka, discussions are ongoing about how to transport passengers from Bhairahawa to Kathmandu.

“There’s a diacussion going on about whether to take passengers from Bhairawa and bring transport to Kathmandu,” he explained.

Nepal Airlines operates three flights per week to Mumbai, India, on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday, and three flights per week to Bangalore, India, on Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Nepal Airlines operates international flights to ten destinations in eight countries, including three in India. For international flights, the airline has two wide-body A-330s and two narrow-body A-320s.

Jazeera Airlines of Kuwait currently operates three flights per week from GBIA, which has been in operation since 16 May , 2022. The regulatory body made a binding agreement to attract international airlines by conducting at least one international flight by domestic companies at the GBIA, which is a national pride project.

The Authority has already requested in writing the use of Gautam Buddha Airport by five international airlines, including two Nepal Airlines and Himalaya Airlines.