Buddha Air aims to operate Boeing aircraft from Pokhara Int’l Airport
May 3, 2017
Buddha Air, the leading airline operator of Nepal, is planning to extend its air services with the addition of Boeing aircraft but it is expected to happen only after the introduction of Pokhara International Airport.
Although the former prime minister KP Sharma Oli had laid the foundation stone for the Pokhara International Airport on April 13, 2016 the construction task had not begun due to the rainy season and till now the construction has not started.
According to the officials, the company will be introducing three Boeing aircraft in initial phase for international flight operation from Pokhara International Airport. They also informed that the talks with the Boeing Company have already initiated.
Buddha Air has declared to establish its international hub in Pokhara rather than Kathmandu. The company has already requested Boeing to investigate and suggest them the feasible Boeing aircraft to operate from Pokhara International Airport.
With the arrival of ATR-72-500 aircraft in February 2017, Buddha now is the proud owner of nine aircraft which include two Beechcraft 1900 D, three ATR 42-320s, and four ATR 72-500s.