Two more international airlines preparing to start flights from GBIA

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Kathmandu: Two more international airlines are preparing to provide services from the Bhairahawa-based Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA).

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) said that Air Arabia and Fly Dubai have proceeded with rending their services from the airport that came into a formal operation on May 16. Both international airlines are based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

CAAN Director General Pradip Adhikari said the companies have expressed interest in getting connected to the airport for the commercial service on a regular basis from Bhairahawa within the next two weeks.

As he said, demand from Bhairahawa for flights towards labor destination countries is high.

Likewise, Jazeera Airways had launched three regular flights three days a week from the airport within its inauguration and will be preparing to provide its service throughout a week, according to airport’s chief Govinda Prasad Dahal.

The Jazeera charges Rs 33,000 as a minimum fare for a Kathmandu-Kuwait flight and a 20 percent discount is available on two-way ticketing. The airways services are available to several destinations in the Gulf nations including Georgia, Egypt and Azerbaijan via Kuwait as its hub, it is said.