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Buddha Air to start direct flights to Kolkata from Kathmandu by May end

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Nepal's private sector airlines on Saturday announced that it would start direct flights from to by the end of May this year.

The had previously planned to operate flights to Kolkata, in Eastern India, from mid of April, but postponed the dates pertaining to the ensuing in

"The 2019 Lok Sabha Election, scheduled from 11 April to 19 May, 2019, coincides with our launch of flights to Kolkata, which was originally scheduled to be inaugurated on April 15, 2019," the airlines stated in its

"This will definitely impact our occupancy at the very start of our operations during this period. Therefore, we have decided to postpone our inaugural flight to from to start on 27 May 2019," the airlines further said.

"From May 27, 2019, we will operate three flights weekly between and Kolkata, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday," the added.

will use its aircraft along with the Buddha Holidays, a sister organization of the airlines, consisting of various religious and holiday packages for the Indian Passengers.

The airlines will also launch tour package and Gangasagar and Jagannath temple worship package for Nepali passengers.

The currently has six aircraft in operation along with three ATR 42-320 with another ATR-72 to come into operation from next month.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 22:33 IST