KATHMANDU, Jan 10:  Adverse weather conditions have affected the air service at the Dhangadhi Airport.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Flight operations experienced a brief disruption when a passenger inadvertently opened the emergency door on a Buddha Air plane scheduled to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Buddha Air's aircraft overshot the runway at Chandragadhi Airport in Bhadrapur, Jhapa, during a landing at around 7 PM on Monday. According to Kishore Kumar Khatri, the airport information officer, the incident occurred when a fox was spotted on the runway during the final stages of landing.

Buddha Air inducts 17th ATR aircraft

October 11, 2023 17:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Buddha Air, the leading private sector airline company, has entered 27th year of its operation.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Buddha Air has sent 68 passengers including CPN-UML leaders to Janakpur on another plane.

KATHMANDU, May 21: After a rat was detected in Buddha Air's aircraft 9N-AJL, the flight from Janakput to Kathmandu was aborted in Janakpur on Saturday. A passenger saw that there was a rat in the aircraft. Buddha Air said that commercial flights will be resumed from Sunday afternoon after further inspection of the aircraft.

KATHMANDU, May 20: The Buddha Air flight from Janakpur to Kathmandu was aborted on Saturday after a passenger spotted a rat in the plane.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Buddha Air's ATR aircraft, which was all set for a take-off at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) aborted its flight after a problem was detected with its 'indicator'.

KATHMANDU, March 18: The Buddha Air plane flying from Kathmandu to Surkhet experienced a technical snag, forcing the pilots to return to Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Women traveling on a Buddha Air flight on Wednesday were surprised when the airline staff handed them a bag along with their boarding passes. Inside each such bag were books authored by female writers. The books included story collections, novels, autobiographies. The text written on that bag read ‘Nepali woman: They read and they fly.

KATHMANDU, March 10: Women traveling on a Buddha Air flight on Wednesday were surprised when the airline staff handed them a bag along with their boarding passes. Inside each such bag was a book authored by a female writer. There were story collections, novels, autobiographies etc penned by female writers. The text written on that bag read ‘Nepali woman: They read and they fly.

KATHMANDU, March 5: There will now be direct flights from Pokhara to Bhadrapur in Jhapa, the big airport of eastern Nepal. Buddha Air has announced the flight schedule to Bhadrapur while expanding regional flights with Pokhara as the center.

POKHARA, March 2nd: Tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara are excited about better business prospects as the private sector's Buddha Air is set to operate a direct flight service between Pokhara and Bhadrapur starting March 9.

'Plane becomes old, not worn out'

January 23, 2023 11:30 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: As the country witnesses a plane crash, the general public hastily resorts to calling that plane old. But, the experts argue that it is wrong to have such an assumption.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Buddha Air has sold two and a half decades old aircraft. Buddha has sold the 25-year-old Beechcraft 'B 1900 D'. This aircraft has 19 seats.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The founder of Buddha Air, Surendra Bahadur Basnet, passed away today. He was 93. According to the Information Officer of  Buddha Air Dipendra Kumar Karn, Basnet passed away this morning during medication at Medicity Hospital in Lalitpur.

POKHARA, Dec 23: Pokhara Regional International Airport will officially come into operation on January 1, the first day of the English New Year 2023. As preparation for the operation of the airport, private sector airline companies Buddha Air and Yeti Airlines landed their ATR-72 aircraft at Pokhara Regional International Airport for the first time on Thursday. The aircraft also conducted test flights. The residents expressed their happiness saying that this has fulfilled a four-decade-long dream of operating an international-level airport in Pokhara . The airline companies say that they are preparing for commercial flights after the demo flights on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Buddha Air, one of the  leading private carriers in Nepal, will operate three flights to India from the Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA).

Growing attraction to mountain flight

October 23, 2022 13:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: When the sky is clear with improved weather, it is suitable for trekking and sightseeing. It is more suitable for the mountain flight that delights the domestic and foreign tourists in Nepal. They relish scenic views.

KATHMANDU, June 1: A Buddha Air plane which took off for Bhadrapur has returned to Kathmandu after realizing that there was a problem with the aircraft’s tires.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Buddha Air is going to operate night flights from Sunday (May 15).

KATHMANDU, April 16: Buddha Air, a private sector airline, plans to expand its air network to, New Delhi, Dehradun and other destinations of neighboring country India.

BANKE, April 6: A Buddha Air aircraft that flew from Dhangadhi for Kathmandu has made an emergency landing in Nepalgunj.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: A Buddha Air aircraft has made an emergency landing at Bharatpur. Shortly after taking off from Bharatpur, it landed at Bharatpur again due to a mechanical fault.

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 25: A fox collided with a Buddha Air aircraft going from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. The fox collided with an ATR-72 at around 7:15 PM on Wednesday while it was on the runway after landing at Nepalgunj Airport.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The pilot of the Buddha Air flight which was diverted from Biratnagar to Kathmandu on September 27 has been found guilty.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: An aircraft belonging to the Buddha Air that was unable to land at the Biratnagar Airport early today due to some technical issues with its landing gear has landed safely at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, August 5: Buddha Air, a private airline, is scheduled to operate flights on the Bharatpur-Bhairahawa route from August 15.

KATHMANDU, August 1: Private sector airline Buddha Air has started preparations for a 'cross city' flight based in Pokhara. Accordingly, direct flights from Pokhara to Nepalgunj will start from Sunday. The company had been planning to fly on this route from May 1, but was postponed due to the prohibitory order. Buddha had earlier planned to start flights from Pokhara to Biratnagar and Simara from May.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Buddha Air, the private sector-led flight service provider, is set to operate direct flights between Pokhara and Nepalgunj.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Approximately 42 percent of the passengers are naturally immune through vaccination or by fighting COVID-19, according to a survey carried out by Buddha Air after the resumption of domestic flights.

KATHMANDU, March 4: Buddha Air is operating direct flights to Ayodhya of India from Janakpur of Nepal for the promotion of religious tourism.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Buddha Air has formed an internal investigation committee to find out the cause of flight error on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Buddha Air has said restricting people in need to travel is a violation one of their fundamental rights.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 7: On Tuesday, when a Buddha Air's ATR-72 aircraft landed at Nepalgunj airport a wild boar came from nowhere and collided with the rear wheels of the aircraft. The boar died on the spot and the aircraft escaped a major accident.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Buddha Air is flying to Kolkata, India, one last time on Monday. Despite having a significant air movement between Kathmandu and Kolkata, the privately-owned carrier decided to discontinue the scheduled flight after incurring heavy loss in the last six months

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 27: Buddha Air is operating a transit flight from Biratnagar and Bhadrapur of Province 1 to Pokhara from January 1 on the occasion of Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Airline Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) has said that it was saddened by indecent behavior of some passengers toward Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai on board an aircraft due to some delay caused by the minister’s busy schedule.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Responding to Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Baskota's remarks about missing his flight, Buddha Air has said that it could not have waited for the minister any longer as this could have meant aborting the flight and inconveniencing the 68 passengers already on board.

We know your pet is an important member of your family. Before flying with your pet was a possibility, traveling was a gut-wrenching experience as you had to leave your beloved pet behind. But nowadays, many travelers are taking their pet with them, wherever they go.

How to book flights with Buddha Air?

January 31, 2019 17:41 pm

The company has recently launched its revamped website and mobile app. With more control and convenience to its passengers, Buddha Air hopes to create a personalized booking experience from the moment a person starts booking a ticket.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Buddha Air has announced to operate a commercial flight between Kathmandu and Kolkata from April.

Safety in the air begins on the ground

December 28, 2018 17:17 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The flight crew is not the only ones who take care of your safety when you fly with Buddha Air. When it comes to flying in an airline, most of the times, you only remember the activities of the pilots and flight attendants. But an airline has more to offer for the care and safety of its passengers. Take the Ground Operations for example. These people commit all their hours for the safety and security of the passengers. While the cabin crew takes care of things in the air, the Ground Operations take care of things on land.

Since Buddha Air started flying in 1997, it has become the most trusted airlines of Nepal. It has grown to be the largest and longest operating privately owned domestic airlines in Nepal.

Among the many attractions and activities to do in Kathmandu, a flight-seeing tour of Nepal's Himalayas is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Mountain flights can be enjoyed by anyone, from young kids to adults.