According to a press release issued by Nepal Tourism Board, NTB along with four private travel trade companies participated at the Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) 2010, held in Kolkata from July 31 to August 2.The unique and beautiful design of the Nepali Stall which attracted a large number of visitors, bagged the ‘Best Design and Decoration’ award at the fair. Buddha Air, one of the participants at the fair, will be launching daily flights between Kathmandu & Kolkata from 1st September 2010.This is expected to increase the inflow of tourists from Kolkata to Nepal.
Buddha Air has bought a new 70-seater aircraft, ATR -72-500.The new aircraft landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on 21st June ,2010 and is scheduled to begin its operation from 22nd June. With this addition , Buddha Air now has a total of eight aircrafts in its fleet.
Buddha Air successfully operated a test flight to Paro International Airport, Bhutan on 25th May 2010. Buddha Air is the first private airlines from Nepal to fly to Bhutan. The airlines will operate commercial flights from Kathmandu to Paro from July 17,2010.