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Buddha Air to commence night flights from Saturday

A passenger boards a flight at Kathmandu-based Tribhuvan International Airport as the domestic flight service resumes after six months, on Monday, September 21, 2020. Photo: Courtesy Buddha Air

Kathmandu, May 12

Buddha Air, a leading airline company in the country, will be flying to six airports around Nepal at nighttime also, beginning this Saturday.

This comes after the Civil Aviation Association of Nepal decided to open some airports for 18 hours a day.

Taking advantage of the new provision, Buddha Air will fly its aircraft to Janakpur, Nepalgunj, Bhairahawa, Biratnagar, Bhadrapur and Simara during nighttime.

A passenger boards a flight at Kathmandu-based Tribhuvan International Airport as the domestic flight service resumes after six months, on Monday, September 21, 2020. Photo: Courtesy Buddha Air

Night flights will start at 8 pm and end at midnight.

CAAN says night flights will make up 13 per cent of the total domestic flights after its decision to open domestic airports for 18 hours.

Buddha Air believes that its night service will save people a lot of time. In its press release, it states that night flights will be smoother than afternoon flights with fewer delays. It also says that the price will also be cheaper than afternoon flights.

To make things easier for passengers, Buddha Air has requested the provincial and local governments to run public transportation from the airports at night. The company believes this will generate employment opportunities in the area.

In Kathmandu, Buddha Air is collaborating with ride-sharing application Tootle, which is offering special discounts to those who travel using its flights.

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