Two international airlines are looking to fly to the newly built international airport in Bhairawaha. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), Air Arabia and Fly Dubai are looking to operate flights from the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA), Nepal’s second international airport which was inaugurated in May, 2022.
CAAN Director-General Pradip Adhikari has said the airline companies have expressed interest in getting connected to the airport for commercial flights on a regular basis from Bhairahawa within the next two weeks.
Currently, only one international carrier, Jazeera Airways is operating regular flights (three flights a week) from the airport – connecting Bhairawaha to Kuwait City, Kuwait. According to the airport’s chief, Govinda Prasad Dahal, Jazeera Airways is looking to expand services to seven days a week as well.
Meanwhile, Nepal Airlines, Nepal’s flag carrier is yet to announce commencement of any flights from Bhairawaha to any international destinations.