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Himalaya Airlines to operate from GBIA

2022 Nov 02, 13:21, Kathmandu
Himalaya Airlines

Himalaya Airlines is planning to operate its flights from Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA). The airline will be flying to Kuala Lumpur as its first international destination from GBIA. The operation is expected to start on 3rd November 2022, Thursday. The operation will depend on approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), Malaysia, and other relevant overflying permits to operate from GBIA. 

For the initial phase, the airline will be operating in the Bhairahawa-Kuala Lumpur-Bhairahawa sector, with expansion to other sectors in the coming future.

Addressing the operation plan, Vijay Shrestha, Vice-President-Administration, remarked, "We are very optimistic that Himalaya Airlines’ operation from GBIA will cater towards better and stronger connectivity of various sectors of Nepal with international destinations, along with passengers’ convenience." He informed that they have been rigorously working towards operating their scheduled flights from Bhairahawa. "Gautam Buddha International Airport is the country's national pride and it shall definitely contribute to enhancing religious tourism. Therefore, we need to join hands together in this direction for a better future in the coming days. ", he added.

Shrestha further informed that Himalaya Airlines will continue to provide standard inflight and ground services with Bhairahawa as the newly added sector to its network.


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