Rajbiraj Airport in south-eastern Nepal will be resuming its flight services from May 8 (Baisakh 25).
The airport which resumed its flight operation for nearly 9 months was out of operation after Shree Airlines stopped its air services from April 1, 2019. Due to technical reasons, the carrier has stopped flight operations.
Suresh Malik, Manager of Shree Airlines stated that the air service was halted after the aircraft was sent to Europe for repair and maintenance purposes. He said that the flight service will resume shortly after completing the maintenance of the aircraft.
He also informed that the carrier is preparing to conduct flights for seven days a week from May 8, 2019.
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Local were facing problems after the flight operations were halted.
At present, local residents of Saptari are compelled to go to Biratnagar and Janakpur for flight services.
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.
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.
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.