Rajbiraj Airport located at Saptari district which was out of operation almost three decades due to poor condition of the runway is preparing to resume its services after Shree Airlines aircraft will conduct test landing at the airport on May 23, 2018 (Wednesday).
Corporate Manager for Shree Airlines noted that the test landing at the airport is likely to be conducted May 23, 2018 (Wednesday) with its one of the Bombardier CRJ aircraft. Officials from CAAN, Pilots and other engineering team along with the Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari will be present at the flights. The airline operator is conducting the test flight to evaluate the operational capacity of the upgraded Airport infrastructure.
Likewise, the company will also be conducting inaugural flight on the next day of the test flight. Earlier the Buddha Air and Shree Airlines aircraft was anticipated to conduct the test flight on May 3, 2018 and May 16, 2018 respectively but this plan had failed following the delayed granting the permission from CAAN.
The Rajbiraj Airport is situated at approximately 3km south of Bishnupur Rural Municipality from the district headquarters. The 1,500-metre-long and 30-metre-wide runway has been built with asphalt surface. Likewise, the 90-metre-long and 60-metre-wide apron and 110-metre-long and 20-metre-wide taxiway has been blacktopped.