Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), the national flag carrier has announced to operate the schedule direct flights from Kathmandu to Surkhet starting from Baisakh 2, 2075.
Spokesperson of NAC Mr. Rabindra Shrestha reported Aviation Nepal that the flag carrier will be conducting one flight in a week that is on Sunday. “The corporation has allocated air ticket price of Nrs 7500 for Kathmandu to Surkhet flights for a one way travel,” he added.
Surkhet Airport, a major hub after Nepalgunj airport in the Mid-Western Region is set to feature with direct flight service from Buddha Air and Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) after a tri-party agreement to this regard was reached on March 21, 2018.
Buddha Air has already announced to operate direct flights to Surkhet from 29th Chaitra, 2074. The carrier successfully completed a test flight with its ATR 42-320 aircraft with registration ‘9N-AIN’ from Kathmandu to Surkhet on April 4.
Surkhet Airport is situated at Birendranagar Municipality of Surkhet District, Province No. 6. It is one of the moderately busy airports of Nepal, serves most of the remote sectors of the western part of the country with whole Karnali zone – Jumla, Humla, Kalikot, Mugu and Dolpa – together with Bajura and at times Rukum as well. This airport is strategically important for the transportation of food grains, clothes, medicines, iodine-mixed salt, construction materials, office goods, school materials like books and stationeries as well as other commercial goods.
The aerodrome features a single asphalt concrete runway with Dimension 1255 m x 30 m and orientation of 02/20. The apron of the airport can accommodate 5 aircraft at a time like B190, D228, DHC6, L410, Y12, and C208.