Buddha Air, the leading private domestic carrier of Nepal is preparing to introduce on-board wheelchair and ramp facilities for differently-abled or those who require special care.
The on-board wheelchair can easily fit between the aisle of the aircraft and provides comfort to the passenger. The ramp eases the boarding and disembarking of passengers requiring mobility aids or special care.
The carrier is the only airline company to conduct a two-yearly Operational Safety Audit, which is based on all 960 Safety Standards of International Air Transport Association (IATA), spread over eight segments. Buddha Air is hopeful that with these facilities, anyone can enjoy a comfortable and safe flight.
Likewise, the airline has been focusing on Indian tourist and basically Bengali tourist from Calcutta as they mostly travel enthusiast. In 2017 more than 20 million Indian tourists visited a foreign country about of which only 160 thousand of them visited Nepal. The airline has already established their office at India as well which will help them to get their market easily.
The airline currently owns 11 aircraft that includes 2 Beechcraft B1900D, 3 ATR 42-320, and 6 ATR 72-500 series aircraft.
The airline is providing services to Nepalgunj, Bhairahawa, Bharatpur, Simara, Janakpur, Biratnagar, Bhadrapur, Pokhara, Dhangadi, and Tumlingtar from TIA along with Mountain Flights as well as flights to Indian city Varanasi. Buddha Air recently celebrated its completion of 21 years of service in Nepali Aviation Market with ATR company officials.