Shree Airlines begins regular flights between Kathmandu and Surkhet
KATHMANDU, Dec 02:Shree Airlines has begun a regular flight from Friday to Kathmandu-Surkhet. The one-way fare for this destination is Rs 6,600, according to the company, which plans one flight per day.
Gyanendra Bhul, information officer at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), stated that the company has begun regular flights to this destination, benefiting residents of Karnali province.
Only Buddha Air flew to this location. The competition that began with Shree Airlines flight is now seen as lowering fares. Passengers will benefit as a result of this," said information officer Bhul.
He stated that the one-way fare for this destination was Rs 8,000. He stated that previously, passengers had to travel to Nepalganj to obtain flight services; however, the environment has changed and passengers can now obtain flight services from Surkhet.
He also stated that the company's 9N-ANR callsign was operating regular commercial flights on Friday using Bombardier's Q-400 'Turboprop' aircraft. He stated that the Kathmandu-Surkhet flight had 72 passengers and the Surkhet-Kathmandu flight had 65 passengers.
Surkhet Airport, which opened in 1966, has a runway length of 4,200 feet. Buddha Air, a private airline, began flying to this airport with Beechcraft and ATR-42 series aircraft in 2018.
Buddha Air also began flying to this destination via ATR 72 series aircraft on December 22, 2022.