Saurya Airlines has cancelled all flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar route following a massive water-logging at the Biratnagar Domestic Airport (BIR/VNVT).
Every departure scheduled flights are cancelled on August 13, 2017 as well and the airline asked passengers not to arrive to the airport. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused, noted Company Official Page.
On Friday the airport had handled every operation on normal phase but due to heavy rain on the Friday night which halted the majority of services from Airport. Talking with the Senior ATC officer from Birtanagar Airport, Mr. Dinesh Koirala released the information that the airport is likely to be closed for four to five days as the airport’s arrival and departure zones along with ramp and runway were flooded by the Friday downpour.
Currently, Saurya Airlines operates two scheduled flights daily by its CRJ-200 series aircraft. Buddha Air operates daily 7 scheduled flights by its ATR 42 and ATR 72-500 series aircraft. Yeti Airlines conducts 4 scheduled flights daily by its Jetstream 41 series aircraft. Nepal Airlines also operates 1 scheduled flight with its Chinese made MA 60 and other helicopter service providers provide chartered flights to and fro the airport.