Kathmandu: The Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa, Nepal’s second-largest international airport, will be operational in 41 days.
Preparations have been made to complete the mechanical test flight (calibration flight) and start the test flight from April 14 and the commercial flight from May 16.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has stated that work is being prepared to make regular international flights and landings. Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale had instructed to make preparations for international flights from the day of Buddha Purnima.
After that, the CAAN has stated that it is working to start the flight after 41 days and work is underway for landing and international flights at the airport as soon as possible.
E. Pradip Kumar Adhikari, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, said that work is underway to make international flights land at this airport after 41 days. He said, “Work has started in Bhairahawa for international flights from the day of the upcoming Buddha Purnima. We will probably start the work on time.”
According to the Director-General, Nepal Airlines, Jazira Air and Thai air intend to operate international flights from Gautam Buddha International Airport. The Authority has made the Aeronautical Publication Information (AIP) public through its website and now the aircraft landing at the airport will be able to get permission easily.
On the basis of the AIP, international airlines have called for commercial flights to Bhairahawa. Based on the data mentioned in the report, which includes the complete information about the overall condition of the airport, the airlines have received information that the aircraft will be able to take off and land there.
CAAN informed that it has been decided that Boeing and Airbus planes will be able to take off and land at Gautam Buddha Airport soon.
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