October 2, 2022, Sunday
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Jazeera Airlines begins daily flights on Kuwait-Bhairahawa route

The Nepal Weekly
September 20, 2022

Jazeera Airlines has started daily flights from the newly built Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa, Rupandehi, to Kuwait. Since the inauguration of the airport on May 16, Jazeera has begun operating three flights— on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays—a week between Kuwait and Bhairahawa. It has started daily flights from Friday. Jazeera is the only international airline operating international flights from the  Gautam Buddha International Airport.

Director and spokesperson for GBIA Subash Jha informed that since Friday, Jazeera Airlines has started  operating a regular flight between Kuwait and Bhairahawa.

So far, Jazeera Airlines has operated 110 flights between Kuwait and Bhairahawa since the inauguration of the airport, and a total of 6,587 air passengers have arrived in Bhairahawa Airport from Kuwait while 7,240 passengers left Bhairahawa for Kuwait in the last four months.

The Airbus 320 Neo of Jazeera Airlines has been flying between Kuwait and Bhairahawa.In order to make the Gautam Buddha International Airport operational, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has given various discounts and concessions to the airlines willing to operate international flights to Bhairahawa.

The fare from Bhairahawa to Kuwait is much cheaper than Kathmandu-Kuwait by Jazeera Airlines because  of the discount. Air travellers from Lumbini, Karnali, Sudurpashchim Provinces and Birgunj have been benefiting from the Kuwait – Bhairahawa air service.

Hungary Wizz Air is also preparing to operate flights to Abu Dhabi of UAE from Bhairahawa towards October end this year.