The flight operations in Rajbiraj Airport has shut again though the airport resumed its operation nearly 9 months ago. Shree Airlines, which has been operating flights 3 days per week, has stopped its air services from Monday (April 1). Due to technical reasons, the carrier has stopped flight operations.
Bhim Datt Panta, chief of Civil Aviation Authority of Rajbiraj stated that the airlines has decided to halt services following the repair and maintenance of the aircraft.
He also informed that there is no information about resuming flight operations again.
Earlier, Shree Airlines used to operate 5 days a week. Later, the airlines decreased the flight frequency from 5 days a week to 3 after its aircraft had to undergo maintenance.
Panta stated that the flight services from Monday was uncertain. The airport office has informed that the airlines did not operate flights though the ticket was already booked for Monday (yesterday).
Rajbiraj airport has been out of operation repeatedly because of its runway.
The Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA), late Mr. Rabindra Adhikari on May 24, last 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.