Buddha Air, a private Nepali airline company will be operating flights to the Indian cities of Varanasi and Kolkatta. Beginning March 1, 2012 the airline will be launching its Varanasi flights from Kathmandu. According to the airline, the Varanasi flights will be launched targetting pilgrims from both the countries. The flights will be operated 4 days a week on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The flight to Kolkatta is slated for a September launch.