Due to India’s reluctance to grant air routes, aircraft flying to Gautam Buddha International Airport will have to take a longer route from Simra which might raise the operating costs for airlines and push up ticket prices.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: If there is any technical problem in the plane flying in the Nepali sky, the situation of having to come to Kathmandu for emergency landing is coming to an end. At present, there is no alternative to returning to the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for emergency landing.