Flight to Rajbiraj airport at Saptari is going to be decreased from the regular frequency as the only airline flying to the airport Shree Airlines aircraft are undergoing maintenance.
Shree Airlines started flight to the airport from June 24 of this year. The airline started operation with 5 flights a week but is now going to be reduced to 3 flight days a week.
The airline used to operate on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday but now is operating only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday as the aircraft are undergoing maintenance, said the airlines’ officials.
The decrease in flight have caused problem for the people travelling to and from the airport. The problem has also aroused as only Shree airline is operating to the airport.
The flights have been serving peoples of various districts like Saptari, Siraha, Udaypur etc. along with other travelers from neighboring country India also. The decrease in flight is set to make impact to them also.
The Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA), Mr. Rabindra Adhikari on May 24, this year had inaugurated the resumption of Rajbiraj airport in Saptari after closure of around one and a half decades in between the period of its establishment in 2016 B.S.
The airport resumed operation some 10 years ago by Tara air but the flight couldn’t continue for more than a month.
Rajbiraj Airport was repaired and upgraded at the cost of NRs. 303 million. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, the then transport minister Ganeshman Singh had laid the foundation stone of the airport 59 years ago.