Shree Airlines preparing Rajbiraj flights starting from June 24

Posted on by S Karki

Shree Airlines is preparing to operate 5 weekly schedule flights to Rajbiraj Airport starting from June 24 (Ashar 10). The private airline conducted successful test flight at the newly renovated airport on 23rd May 2018.

Only Shree Airlines has asked permissions from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to conduct flights at Rajbiraj. As per the airlines, they will be conducting flights on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to Rajbiraj Airport from Kathmandu and the return flight will be conducted on the same day.

The time table has been scheduled as departure at 1:30 pm from Kathmandu and return flight at 2:10 pm from Rajbiraj Airport.

Shree Airlines received its additional Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft yesterday making it a total of 4 CRJ fleets for the airlines; 2 CRJ200 and 2 CRJ700.

Currently, it has an international operation license for its MI-17 helicopters only. Started in 1999, it currently has six MI-17 and two Eurocopter AS350 B3e helicopters in its fleet.

The airline presently connects trunk sectors using its Bombardier CRJ Series aircraft and is the second Nepali carrier to fly the aircraft type. Shree Airlines conduct scheduled flights to Bhadrapur, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj and Dhangadi with its Bombardier jets.

Rajbiraj airport was inaugurated in 1959 A.D. by NC leader Late Ganeshman Singh but it has already been around four years that the airport is out of the operation. Previously, the airport used to conduct Lamidanda-Rajbiraj and Phaplu-Rajbiraj flights. Now the construction and renovation has already been completed so, Kathmandu- Rajbiraj and Rajbiraj-Kathmandu flights is likely to happen.

On October 2016, the CAAN awarded project to Raman Kanchha Ram Dev and Sayar JV Construction Company for the renovation and construction of the airport and the project was supposed to be accomplished in December 15, 2017 but the work was delayed due to flood, dense fog, and other reasons. As the company failed to complete the project by the stipulated time, the project was given an extra five months to finish. The total cost for the project was Rs303 million.

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