A Nepalese airline is planning to launch new flights to India as it continues to expand.

A Nepalese airline is planning to launch new flights to India as it continues to expand.

Buddha Air recently developed from a domestic provider in Nepal to an international carrier by introducing flights to Bhutan and is now offering flights to Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.

“We are starting with a 47-seater aircraft but will switch over to a bigger one once it catches on,” Buddha Air’s marketing manager, Rupesh Joshi, told IANS.

He added: “By March, we hope to start flights to Kolkata.”

The carrier currently operates flights to nine destinations across Nepal and is set to offer three flights per week to Lucknow on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. If successful, Buddha Air has already been granted permission to offer flights to Kolkata, Varanasi and Patna.

Buddha Air has been operating for more than 12 years and has flown over three million passengers, with a staff of more than 500 people.

Written by Alex Cochrane.

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