Gautam Buddha International Airport: Open Skies Agreement
08 July 2016, Kathmandu
Despite the rapid construction of ongoing Gautam Buddha International Airport project, due to the difficulties on signing “Open Skies Agreement “ between Nepal and India, the intended airport inauguration date is anticipated to be postponed.
According to the sources relaxed, India has been lengthening the agreement process which might cause further delay in the commencement of airport operation. The airport has been scheduled to come into operation by the end of 2017.
As, some of the portion of India’s sky is essential for the landings and take offs of the aircraft from the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) so, the agreement has been regarded as the compulsion rapport.
The location of GBIA is close to the Indian border which compels the aircraft approaching to land or taking off from the airport to exercise some of the portion of the Indian Sky.