Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has made its first landing at Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa today.

In a short comment to Aawaaj News, NAC Chief to GBIA Prakash Adhikari announced that the aircraft successfully landed at 8:40 AM, confirming the airport’s latest airlines to operate on it.

The airlines had announced to commence regular flights to GBIA from June 12. However, the flight got postponed due to technical difficulties.

Currently, Buddha Air, Shree Airlines, and Yeti Airlines are the most frequent companies operating domestic flights to GBIA.

In just over a year of its operation, the international airport in Bhairahawa has seen the halted operation of Jazeera Airways – its only International airline to date – in mid-May of this year.

While previously the airline ran flights from Kuwait City to Bhairahawa, the soonest flight on the website is shown to be scheduled for October 1st, 2023, proving an uncertain future between Jazeera Airways and the airport.

However, as a ray of hope, Cambodia and Myanmar have initiated market studies to assess the feasibility of regular flights at GBIA with the prospect of Lumbini-based tourism from Buddhist countries.