Buddha Air,a private Nepalese airline company, brought into operation its own hangar (wide structure used for housing airplanes or airships ) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) fromApril 18th, 2012. The almost 37,000 square feet hanger, which was set up at a cost of $ 2.5 million, is the largest in the country. The closed door hangar has a capacity to accommodate an Airbus 320 or a Boeing 737 on its 15,500 square feet ground floor. It features workshop facilities for a range of services like nozzle cleaning lab and wheel/brake workshop with adequate special tools and equipment. .Buddha Air has built the hangar on leased land in TIA for which it will have to pay Rs 6.5 million to Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) on annual basis. The private airline is also planning to add a new 72-seater aircraft to its fleet.
Buddha Air, a private Nepali airline company will be operating flights to the Indian cities of Varanasi and Kolkatta. Beginning March 1, 2012 the airline will be launching its Varanasi flights from Kathmandu. According to the airline, the Varanasi flights will be launched targetting pilgrims from both the countries. The flights will be operated 4 days a week on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The flight to Kolkatta is slated for a September launch.
Buddha Air has finally launched its flight to the north Indian city of Lucknow. The Kathmandu-Lucknow-Kathmandu flight was launched on Friday, January 7th 2011. Buddha Air will be operating three flights a week on a 42-seater ATR aircraft on this sector. The fares (excluding taxes) has been fixed at Rs 5,600 for ´C´ class, Rs 7,200 for ´B´ class and Rs 8,800 for ´A´ class.
Nepalese private airline company Buddha Air will be flying to the north Indian city of Lucknow from January 7, 2011.The airline will operate three flights a week, i.e., on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The fare (one-way) for the 55 minutes flight has been fixed at NRS 5,600/-, excluding taxes.
From 23rd August 2010, Buddha Air, a private Nepalese airline company, is all set to operate direct flights from Kathmandu to Paro in Bhutan .The airline will be operating four flights a week- on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, using 18-seater Beech 1900D aircraft.
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According to a press release issued by Nepal Tourism Board, NTB along with four private travel trade companies participated at the Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) 2010, held in Kolkata from July 31 to August 2.The unique and beautiful design of the Nepali Stall which attracted a large number of visitors, bagged the ‘Best Design and Decoration’ award at the fair. Buddha Air, one of the participants at the fair, will be launching daily flights between Kathmandu & Kolkata from 1st September 2010.This is expected to increase the inflow of tourists from Kolkata to Nepal.
Buddha Air has bought a new 70-seater aircraft, ATR -72-500.The new aircraft landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on 21st June ,2010 and is scheduled to begin its operation from 22nd June. With this addition , Buddha Air now has a total of eight aircrafts in its fleet.
Buddha Air Conducts First Test Flight to Bhutan
Buddha Air successfully operated a test flight to Paro International Airport, Bhutan on 25th May 2010. Buddha Air is the first private airlines from Nepal to fly to Bhutan. The airlines will operate commercial flights from Kathmandu to Paro from July 17,2010.