Kathmandu: A Nepali private airline has
started flights on Kathmandu-Lucknow-Kathmandu route, giving a
boost to the country`s ambition to attract more visitors from
Buddha Air`s 47 seater ATR-42 aircraft embarked on its
inaugural flight to Lucknow yesterday. The private airline
will fly to the Indian city three times a week on Sundays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, the airlines sources said.
"The weekly three flights introduced by Buddha Air
will help to bring in Indian tourists as Lucknow has
connecting flights to many other Indian cities," said Birendra
Bahadur Basnet, Managing Director of Buddha Air.
Lucknow is the second international destination of
Buddha Air after Paru in Bhutan.
Buddha Air has offered Rs 5,600 as budget fare and Rs
10,400 as Y class fare.
The airline has got permission from Indian authorities
to fly to four cities Lucknow, Kolkata, Patna and Varanasi. It
is also planning to fly to Kolkata by March.