KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Jazeera Airways, Kuwait's budget airline, is set to recommence commercial flights to and from Nepal following a seven-month hiatus. Hansraj Pandey, the chief of the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA), confirmed that the airline has scheduled three weekly flights starting November as part of their winter schedule.
KATHMANDU, Sep 1: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has announced its plans to conduct flights to Bangalore, India, with a layover in Kathmandu, departing from the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa.
KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has opened ticket booking for regular flights to Hong Kong and Delhi from Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) located in Bhairahawa, transiting Kathmandu from today.
KATHMANDU, June 17: The private sector is concerned that the investment worth Rs 80 billion made by private investors is at risk as the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) is not fully operational.
KATHMANDU, May 25: Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) located in Bhairahawa, Nepal's second international airport, is seen to be weak in customs duty collection. Due to the lack of regular flights from this airport, which was put into operation a year ago, the collection of customs duties has been weak.
The much-hyped Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa recently celebrated its first anniversary. However, it has not yet commenced full operations, raising concerns among private sector investors who have invested over Rs 60 billion in the project.
KATHMANDU, May 8: A Shree Airlines flight from Bhairahawa to Kathmandu has returned to Bhairahawa midway. The flight number SHA 822 with a capacity of 80 seats - S8 plane reached a distance of 20 miles from the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) located in Bhairahawa and made an emergency landing again at the same airport due to technical problems.
LUMBINI, May 6: Business community of Lumbini province has drawn Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's attention demanding inclusion of operation of the Gautam Buddha International Airport in the agenda of his upcoming visit to India.
There were high hopes that the operation of the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Lumbini would serve as an alternative to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), which has already proven to be too small to handle the country’s growing air traffic. But the disturbing news that has come in less than eight months of its operation suggests that the much-hyped GBIA is likely to go out of business.
KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The much hyped Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) seems likely to go out of business as the few airline companies operating flights to and from the country’s second international airport plan to suspend flights citing a low turnout of passengers.
KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Now international chartered flights will take off and land at the newly-constructed Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) decided. Earlier, all international chartered flights took place at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 16: Home Minister Balkrishna Khand, also the central member of the Nepali Congress, pledged to place priority to locals while recruiting employees at Bhairahawa-based Gautam Buddha International Airport.
KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Aviation fuel supply has stopped at three busy airports including Gautam Buddha International Airport. The transporters have stopped the supply of fuel to Bhairahawa's Gautam Buddha International Airport, Dhangadhi and Nepalgunj Airports for seven days demanding an increase in fares.
KATHMANDU, August 30: Jazeera Airways, a Kuwaiti airline, is set to operate flights at the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) on a daily basis from September 16, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).
KATHMANDU, May 12: Jazeera Airways is set to operate regular flights from June 12 at Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa. The airways will also launch the inaugural flight on May 16, the day set by the government for the inauguration.
KATHMANDU, April 17: The newly-constructed Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) is set to see the start of domestic flights to and from the airport on the new runway from April 21. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has started preparations to start operations of the airport under the directive of Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale Magar.
KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Bishnu Poudel, Deputy General Secretary of the main opposition party CPN-UML and former finance minister has accused the government of unnecessarily halting the construction work of Gautam Buddha International Airport.
SIDDHARTHANAGAR, July 24: The airport occupies 10,500 ropanis of land including the land acquired for the expansion project. It is said the physical infrastructures of the airport can handle international flights and passenger movement for the coming 50 years. The construction of the cargo building has reached the last stage as well.
KATHMANDU, April 13: The lack of construction materials due to the lockdown, has hampered the construction work at the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) site that is being upgraded to an international hub at Lumbini.
BHAIRAHAWA, Dec 28: The deadline of under-construction Gautam Buddha International Airport is ending this Tuesday. The construction company has submitted an application for deadline extension, for the fourth time, citing various reasons for their inability to complete the construction on time.
BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 17: Gautam Buddha International Airport at Bhairahawa, which is currently under construction, has witnessed the overall completion of 82 per cent works. It counts 82 per cent of the physical set-up and 18 per cent of electromechanical works of the project.
KATHMANDU, May 4: The government targeted 8 percent economic growth but the projection is somewhere below 7 percent, largely driven by agriculture . Similar will be the fate of the next fiscal year starting mid-July as the growth target announced is even higher.
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.
KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Thailand has become the first country to sign bilateral air services agreement with Nepal to operate commercial flights to Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA), located at Bhairahawa.
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.