A newly built Pokhara International Airport has begun night flights, with the aim of making the airport a hub for international travel. Vikram Gautam, the airport chief, said that four domestic airports would benefit from the airport’s new hub status.
Private sector air service provider Buddha Air has started night flights from Pokhara International Airport to four different destinations, according to Gautam. The airport will now offer night flights to Kathmandu, Bhadrapur, Bhairahawa, and Nepalgunj.
All four destinations had planes that overnighted in Pokhara, taking a flight to their respective destinations this morning. Gautam expressed his belief that the night flight schedule would be operated routinely and would contribute significantly to the convenience of passengers, as well as the development of tourism.
According to Dipendra Kumar Karna, the information officer of Buddha Air, the grounded aircraft in Pokhara after taking a night flight has flown again from Pokhara to Kathmandu, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, and Bhadrapur this morning. He expressed his belief that the night flight started simultaneously by making Pokhara a hub that would help passengers travel easily, develop tourism in the country, and create more jobs at the local level.
Passengers arriving in Pokhara on various Shilshilas would be able to return to their destination in the morning after staying in Pokhara in the evening and sightseeing.
According to the night flight schedule, Bhadrapur-Pokhara is at 6:55 pm, Bhairawa-Pokhara is at 7:25 pm, Nepalgunj-Pokhara is at 7:30 pm, and Kathmandu-Pokhara is at 7:35 pm. The Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) system was implemented at Pokhara International Airport on February 11.
Private sector airlines Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines, Shree Airlines, and Sourya Air have been flying Kathmandu-Pokhara domestically at Pokhara International Airport. Tara Air and Summit Air operate routes from Pokhara’s old domestic airport.