Kathmandu: After two and a half months, Jazeera Airlines has resumed flights from Gautam Buddha International Airport.
The Jazeera flight that arrived from Kuwait on Thursday morning with 66 passengers took off at 8.5 minutes with 99 passengers from Gautam Buddha Airport, Bhairahwa.
According to airport spokesperson Subas Jha, Jazeera will now operate regular flights three days a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Earlier, Jazeera airlines, which started flying from this airport immediately after the inauguration of the airport for sometime, had stopped its flights from December 21 citing bad weather conditions.
When international flights were stopped, the businessmen were worried that the 40 billion investment made in the tourism sector, including hotels, targeting the airport, did not get returns.
Operated as an alternative to Tribhuvan International Airport, this airport has a capacity of 30 to 40 flights per day. Businessmen have demanded that more flights including Nepal airlines should be operated from this airport to sustain the tourism sector in this region.
Spokesman Jha divulged that the airport will incur a monthly loss of nearly 3 million rupees if frequent and regular international flights are not operated here.
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