Kathmandu, March 15 . Buddha Air, the leading air service provider in the private sector, is operating flights to Kolkata, India from May-end.
Buddha Air had planned to start flights to the east Indian city from mid-April. It changed its flight dates considering the parliamentary elections in India.
Although the date of the flights has been changed due to the election in India, the flight schedule remains unchanged, the Buddha Air stated in a press release. Buddha Air will operate its flights to Kolkata with the ATR 72-500 aircraft. It will operate three regular flights in a week.
The flights would be operated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday every week. Buddha Holidays, sister organisation of Buddha Air, will launch various religious and holiday packages for Indian passengers, and Kolkata tour package and Gangasagar and Jagannath temple worship package for Nepali passengers.
The Air has the total 11 aircraft into operation (including six ATR 72-500 and three ATR 42-320). Another ATR-72 aircraft will operate from the next month, said the air company. RSS