Shree Airlines CRJ-200 conducts successful test flight at Rajbiraj airport

24th May, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, May 24: Shree Airlines’ 50-seater CRJ-200 successfully conducted its test flight to the newly renovated Rajbiraj airport.

The test flight was conducted with the participation of Safety Department's captain DR Niroula and pilots Prajwol Adhikari and Rajesh Shrestha.

Ramekbal Mahato, project chief of Rajbiraj Airport  said a successful test flight from Shree has now paved the way to operate the airport regularly.

The airfield which is 1,500 meters long and 30 meters wide has been constructed at the cost of around Rs 303 million. The runway, taxiway and apron are ready but there still is some work remaining in the tower and the terminal.

Established in 1959 AD, Rajbiraj airport is one of the oldest airports of the country. But the airfield could not be used for regular flights since 1996 due to various technical obstructions.

It will take some three to four weeks for the operation of regular flights, according to project chief Mahato. As of now, preparations are underway to operate flights on Rajbiraj- Kathmadu route only.

Likewise,Mahato also informed that the essential technical equipment to be installed at tower have already arrived and technical team is working to put it at place. Shree airlines and airport administration have agreed on operating the regular flights and other airline companies also have shown interest, said Mahato.

This airport was inaugurated by the then Minister for Industry Ganeshman Singh in 1959.