Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati, has pledged that the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) would launch its flight from Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) really soon.

Following his inspection at the GBIA today, Minister Kirati assured that he will take initiations and inquire about the possible reason(s) why the national flag carrier is yet to conduct flights from the airport.

Consequently, he informed that efforts to bring international airline companies are also being made and vowed to address diplomatic and technical issues for the operation of the airport.

Earlier, Jazeera Airway and Himalaya Airlines were providing regular flights to and from the airport but suspended their services in December 2022 citing adverse atmospheric conditions.

Even though the authority has waived the landing fee, hangar charge, and security fee for airlines that conduct their international flights, the GBIA is struggling to generate more air traffic at the airport.