NAC wide-body aircraft completes test flight at Gautam Buddha International Airport

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Kathmandu: A wide-body A-330 aircraft of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has successfully completed the ‘operational performance test flight’ on Thursday at the Bhairahawa-based Gautam Buddha International Airport.

The airport serves as the country’s second international airport.

The national flag carrier’s wide-body aircraft that had taken off from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 5:12 pm carrying 260 passengers including crew members had landed in Bhairahawa of Lumbini at 5:55 pm.

Also onboard in the aircraft were Minister for Tourism Prem Bahadur Ale, Tourism Secretary Maheswor Neupane, CAAN Director-General Pradeep Adhikari, CAAN employees, tourism entrepreneurs and media persons.

The successful landing of the aircraft was welcomed with a water salute at the Gautam Buddha International Airport.

Making remarks after the successful landing of the aircraft, Tourism Secretary Neupane said it was a big achievement for the international airport to come into operation.