March 31, Lumbini: The interest of foreign airlines is increasing in operating flights from Gautam Buddha International Airport, which is preparing for commercial flights. Preparation is being to operate commercial international flights from this airport from next May 16.

Govinda Prasad Dahal, general manager of Gautam Buddha International Airport, said that various foreign airlines have started coming to the airport to seek information and search.” Employees and representatives of foreign airlines are increasingly coming and seeking information to operate flights,” he said. After the completion of the calibration flight (mechanical test flight) of the airport, complete information about the airport was issued. at the same time, Jazeera Airlines came in contact and seemed willing to operate the flight. Jazeera has already submitted an application for the operation of the flight. After that, 3/4 of employees of Fly Dubai Airlines Company conducted a field study. Salaam Air, Thai Smile Airlines, and SriLankan Airlines have also come in contact for flight operations. Talks are also underway with Qatar Airlines, Dahal said.

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The airport service fee regulations, which are designed to attract foreign airlines and passengers to operate flights from Gautam Buddha International Airport, are expected to come in a few days. In which international airlines have been provided discounts on landing and parking fees. The regulations have been passed by the Civil Aviation Authority and the Ministry of Civil Aviation and have reached the Ministry of Finance for consensus. In the case of passengers, the passenger service fee is less than at Tribhuvan International Airport.” There are plans to reduce airfare costs by providing discounts and facilities on various airlines and passengers while operating international flights from this airport,” he said.

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As the equipment connected to the airport is also up-to-date, it will be possible to land the aircraft easily even in low visibility. According to the airport, if the visibility of at least 1,500 meters is required for landing the aircraft, it will be possible to land here at 600 meters.

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