Kathmandu: Bhutan government’s Druk Air has sought permissions for direct flights to Nepal’s Pokhara and Bhairahwa airports.
Earlier, Bhutan airlines has been operating directs flights from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
The ‘Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority,’ in a request letter addressed to the Nepal Aviation Authority sent on Friday requested the Aviation authority in Nepal to grant flight permission to and from both newly constructed international airports.
The tourism sector in Nepal is most likely to welcome an increased number of Buddhist pilgrims as soon as the Bhutanese airlines gets the permission to make direct flights to these two new cities.
Currently, Druk Air operates four flights a week using ATR and Airbus A-319 aircraft, connecting Nepal and Bhutan among other 10 Asian destinations.
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