Kathmandu: The two private companies airlines –, Buddha Air and Shree Airlines are planning to add new destinations in the domestic sector.
Shree Airlines is preparing to operate a direct flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The Corporate Manager of Shree Airlines, Mr.Anil Manandhar said that the regular commercial flights to Pokhara will begin soon after completing further processes of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). He added the technical officers will submit the report of test flight to CAAN and based will allow beginning commercial flights. They are planning to operate four to five flights a day in the Kathmandu-Pokhara route.
Shree Airlines is currently flying to Bhadrapur, Bhairahawa, Biratnagar, Dhangadhi, Nepalgunj, and Rajbiraj airports. The company is also operating mountain flights.
The Buddha Air has also announced plans to expand its service to two new destinations. The company has added Kathmandu-Rajbiraj and Pokhara-Biratnagar routes.
According to the company, the daily flights in Kathmandu-Rajbiraj route will begin from February 1. Currently, only Shree Airlines is operating one flight a day from Kathmandu to Rajbiraj. The Buddha Air will operate three flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from February 3 in Pokhara-Biratnagar route.