KATHMANDU, June 24: Hungary Airlines' Wizz Air is gearing up to spread its wings at the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa from September.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Two more airline companies from abroad will be providing services from and to the Bhairahawa-based Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA).

KATHMANDU, May 27: Minister for Urban Development Ram Kumari Jhakri has said neither Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) nor Pokhara Regional International Airport can serve the purpose of Nijgadh International Airport.

KATHMANDU, May 26: The government has given a 100 percent waiver on various fares for a year to the companies that operate international flights at Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa.

KATHMANDU, May 26: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to open the Department of Passport on all Sundays even as the government has introduced a public holiday on all Saturdays and Sundays. The DoP will be providing its services even on Sundays from 10 AM to 4 PM beginning May 29.

KATHMANDU, May 23: A bird strike is suspected to have led to the grounding of an aircraft of Jazeera Airways that met with a disturbance while landing at the Gautam Buddha International Airport early Monday morning.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Jazeera Airways announced the launch of a new service to Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Nepal, connecting the large community of Nepali expatriates living in the Middle East and Europe to the south-west area of the country.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Commercial flights from the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) began starting Monday. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba formally inaugurated Nepal’s second international airport, the GBIA today. The opening was marked by a successful landing of an international commercial flight.

KATHMANDU, April 28: The national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) will be conducting an ‘operational performance test flight’ at the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) that serves as the country’s second international airport, today.

KATHMANDU, April 24: Jazeera Airways is set to operate a flight at the recently-built Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) from May 16. The airline will launch a direct Bhairahawa-Kuwait flight on May 16 coinciding with the Buddha Jayanti, said airport officials.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Jazeera Airways is set to operate flights three days a week at the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) from May 16. The airport has officially come into operation starting Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA), also a national pride project built in Rupandehi district of Lumbini Province, has formally come into operation from today. This is the second international airport in the country after the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.

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, March 15: Jazeera Airways of Kuwait is to make its first commercial flight at Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA).

KATHMANDU, March 11: The construction of the second international airport has been completed in Nepal after seven decades.

Calibration flights at GBIA from today

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KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Mechanical test flights (calibration flights) are being carried out at the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa from today. The calibration flights will be carried out for a week. GBIA is a project of national pride.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: A mechanical test flight (calibration flight) will be carried out at Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) which is under-construction in Bhairahawa from February 18 to 27. The calibration flights will be conducted for 10 days.  GBIA is a project of national pride.

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.

BHAIRAHAWA, Jan 9: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has said that a calibration flight will be conducted in Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) as soon as the weather sees improvement.

BUTWAL, Sept 5: Butwal Chambers of Commerce and Industry (BuCCI), Rupandehi, has demanded immediate test flights at Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA). Stating that the operation has been delayed due to the non-availability of calibration flight (test flight) at the airport, which is said to be 98 percent completed so far, the organization suggested that the AEROTHAI Company of Thailand should make arrangements to operate the airport as soon as possible.

KATHMANDU, May 30: While the pandemic continues to impact international airport projects under construction, the government is planning on bringing them into operation in the next fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Bhanubhakta Dhakal has directed the authorities concerned to complete the construction of the projects of national pride under the ministry within the stipulated time.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Physical construction of Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) project, which is believed to be a stepping stone to open the door of development and prosperity of western Nepal, has almost been completed. If technical manpower is available, all works are estimated to be complete within the next three months.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The state-owned Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has received the commercial ground handling permission for Gautam Buddha International Airport and Pokhara Regional International Airport.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) is unlikely to begin operation by March as the project is yet to install equipment necessary for the operation of the airport.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa is likely to be ready for trial flights by the first quarter of 2020.

BHAIRAHAWA, Feb 7: If everything goes as planned, the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) is likely to operate from June 28 this year.

BUTWAL, Dec 9: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has stressed on the completion of Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) as soon as possible for the prosperity of Lumbini as well as for the development of tourism industry in the country.

RUPANDEHI, Nov 3: CPN Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stated that those construction entrepreneurs and project chiefs completing the projects of national pride and mega projects within the stipulated time will be rewarded.

BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 31: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari has said the runway of Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) will get ready within six months.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari on Tuesday said that both Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) will be fully ready to welcome visitors for Visit Nepal Year 2020.