Jazeera Airways starts flights to Gautam Buddha International Airport

File – An aircraft of Jazeera Airways lands at Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa, Siddharthanagar Municipality, Rupandehi district, on Monday, May 16, 2022. Coinciding with the Buddha Jayanti, a narrow-body aircraft of Kuwaiti airlines made a flight from Kuwait to GBIA carrying 178 passengers. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: Jazeera Airways announced the launch of a new service to Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) connecting the large community of Nepali expatriates living in the Middle East and Europe to western Nepal. Kuwait’s leading airline is expanding its services in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

This is the second service operated by Kuwait’s leading airline to Nepal responding to the high demand for travel to the Tarai. Flights to GBIA commenced on May 15, 2022.

Stakeholders and representatives of Jazeera Airways and Society International Travel Services, a part of the RR Group of companies, attend a press conference organised in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Photo: Jazeera Airways

Announcing the new route, Vice President-Sales for Jazeera Airways, Ravindran Bharathan said, “Jazeera Airways continues to expand its network to offer destinations that also cater to large expatriate communities that are often not served by direct routes from Kuwait and the Middle East. It now really makes it a lot easier for Nepali and tourists to get into Tarai rather than going through an indirect route which could take up to more than a day of travelling. The new service to GBIA is also a direct service to pilgrims as GBIA is the gateway of Lumbini — the birthplace of Gautam Buddha.”

Rabi Chandra Singh – Chairman of Society International Travel Services, a part of the RR Group of companies, stated, “After 74 years of international flights based only in Kathmandu, this service is going to make a huge difference in western Nepal. This newly opened international flight service will help boost tourism in Bhairahawa which is one of the potential sectors for economic development in Nepal. Let’s rejoice in this historic moment together.”

Jazeera Airways operates commercial and cargo flights out of its Jazeera Terminal T5 at Kuwait International Airport. The airline flies to over 50 popular destinations across the Middle East, Central and South Asia, Africa and Europe comprising high-demand business, leisure and weekend destinations.

Flight schedule between Kuwait (KWD and Bhairahawa (BWA)
Flight Number Period Frequency From To Departure (Local Time) Arrival (Local Time)
J9-545 Starting May 15 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays Kuwait Gautam Buddha International Airport (B WA) 18:30 1:45 AM
J9-546 Starting May 16 Wednesdays, Fridays and Mondays Gautam Buddha International Airport (B WA) Kuwait 2:30 AM 5:15 AM


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