Honorable Prime Minister Mr. K.P Sharma Oli inaugurated the night flight of Chandragadhi Airport Jhapa on 31st January. PM Oli took the first flight from Chandragadhi airport to Tribhuvan International airport to formally inaugurate and operate the night flight from the airport.
Minister of Culture, tourism and Civil aviation (MoCTCA) Rabindra Adhikari tweeted about the inauguration of the night flight with the first flight being of PM Oli.
He also tweeted that Dhangadhi, Nepalgunj, Bhiarahawa, Simara and Biratnagar have been operating night flight since past 5 months and now the flight from Chandragadhi airport have been started and within next 2 months night flight from Janakpur airport will also be commenced.
On January 30, Buddha Air, the leading domestic carrier achieved milestone in Nepali aviation by successfully setting up RNAV operations at Bhadrapur Airport with the help and coordination of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).
It is through RNAV (Area Navigation) that flights can be done even under low visibility and there was even installation of runway lights at Bhadrapur Airport. This allows night flights to be operated safely as well.
Bhadrapur is the gateway to eastern Nepal and districts like Jhapa, Ilam, Panchthar and Taplejung. Moreover, Bhadrapur also connects traveler’s cities in India like Siliguri, Darjeeling, Sikkim and even to Bhutan and Bangladesh as well.
With the aim of providing the safest, most reliable and comfortable means of air transport, domestic flights have been instrumental in changing the landscape of Bhadrapur.