Buddha Air to operate flights between Nepalgunj and New Delhi.
The flight will benefit Indian Kailash-Mansarovar pilgrims. Currently Kailash-Mansarovar pilgrims have to first fly to Kathmandu and take a flight to Nepalgunj before they fly to Simikot airstrip of Humla.
Buddha Air has already submitted application at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, seeking permission to operate the flight. The airline company took the decision three days after Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari announced to operate international flight from provincial level.
Previously, the airline has already announced to operate direct flights between Kathmandu and Kolkata (India) from September.