Himalaya Airlines, a private airline of Nepal, will operate direct flights from Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, the commercial capital of the country, to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal from April 7.
As a result, tourists and traders in greater Chittagong are seeing new possibilities. They hope that along with the expansion of the tourism sector, bilateral trade will also be strengthened. For so many days, tourists and businessmen from Chittagong had to go through Nepal via Dhaka Shahjalal International Airport. It would have taken more time and money.
The foreign airline will initially operate two flights a week on the route. If the number of passengers increases, the flight will increase. The flight will land at 3 pm and fly to Nepal an hour later with its passengers.
Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport Director, Wing Commander Farhad Hossain Khan said that Himalayan Airlines has been allowed to operate direct passenger flights from Chittagong to Kathmandu. Initially will run two flights a week. This has created an opportunity to go directly to Nepal for the first time from Chittagong.
He said flights from Chittagong to Kolkata, Chennai, Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Jeddah and Qatar are being operated by various domestic and foreign airlines including state-owned Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Flights are operating on domestic routes to Dhaka, Syedpur, and Jessore.
Himalayan Airlines already operates seven flights a week on the Dhaka-Kathmandu route; it is still running. Now Chittagong-Kathmandu is being added anew. It takes 1 hour 25 minutes by airbus to go from Dhaka to Kathmandu. The rent is shown as 45 thousand 383 Nepali rupees, 32 thousand Bangladeshi rupees. The fare in Chittagong is still fixed.