BUTWAL, Sept 17: Regular international flights have started from Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA), Bhairahawa.

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, August 26: Himalaya Airlines conducted a test flight at newly-built Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa.

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 23: Jazeera Airlines will be the airlines company to make the debut international flight to the newly- opened Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa.

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, April 16: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) would be brought into operation round the clock from May 29.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Ltd (AEROTHAI) has been granted permission to conduct the calibration flight at the Gautam Buddha International Airport in Lumbini Province.

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.

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BHAIRAHAWA, July 10: The construction of Gautam Buddha International Airport has been affected as technicians and equipment required for the airport project are stuck abroad due to COVID-19.

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.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The government has said that it was trying its best bring Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) into operation before the third International Buddhist Conference.

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.

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.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation said on Thursday that the government is planning to bring Gautam Buddha International Airport into operation within one year.

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.

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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.

BHAIRAHAWA, June 24: If things go as planned, Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa will be the first national pride project of the country to be completed.

BHAIRAHAWA, May 23: Blacktopping of runway at the under-construction Gautam Buddha International Airport has been completed.

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.

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.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: There has been significant progress in the national pride projects in the last fiscal year, according to a report tabled to the prime minister on Tuesday by National Planning Commission (NPC) at the 43rd meeting of National Action Development Committee.