Feb 26, 2024

Regular operation of int'l flights at Gautam Buddha Int'l Airport demanded

Regular operation of int'l flights at Gautam Buddha Int'l Airport demanded

KATHMANDU, Dec 05: Operation of regular international flights from Bhairahawa-based Gautam Buddha International Airport has been demanded.

Submitting a memorandum to Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), Pradeep Adhikari, today, a delegation of CAAN Lumbini Province demanded this. 

Receiving the memo, Adhikari said CAAN would not leave any stone unturned for regular operation of international flights from the airport.

Meanwhile, on Monday, visiting the Nepal Representatives of Asian Development Bank, the delegation put forth this demand.  

Outgoing Chairperson of CAAN Lumbini Province, Sagar Adhikari, stressed that ADB's support for regular operation of international flights at Gautam Buddha International Airport was necessary. 

Similarly, the delegation has asked Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati, for regular operation of international flights at the airport. 

Tourism entrepreneurs have invested billions of rupees in Bhairahawa and Lumbini area for tourism infrastructures after the construction of Gautam Buddha International Airport and their investment has gone wastage in lack of full operation of the airport. So the entrepreneurs have been demanding regular operation of international flights at the airport. 

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