Coronavirus support and guidance

Our online hub for information and guidance in response to the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak around the world.

Protocol

Due to the COVID-19 impact and the threat of new variant a new travel regulation has been implemented for incoming and outgoing passengers from Nepal under the Infection Disease Act

According to the new travel regulation of Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre it is now requested for all passengers to fill the self-declaration form to ease contact tracing and avoid unnecessary gathering in the check-in counter during their travel. Please bring the issued barcode in a printed version or the screens

This procedure for sanitization of offices, shops, vehicles, and Ground Support Equipment has been developed for the prevention of transmission of COVID-19.

Materials Required
• Proper Mops
• Clean Rags
• Spray Bottle
• Di

PURPOSE:

This procedure has been developed for preventive disinfection of aircraft cabin and other frequently touched aircraft parts by passengers during aircraft operation in the COVID-19 Pandemic period in line with Buddha Air COVID-19 Prevention Protocol and CAA Nepal Directive. 

COVID-19 spreads by respiratory droplets. These are breathed out particularly when the sick person coughs, sneezes or talks, and then they are either breathed indirectly by someone else or travel via the hands of the sick person to the hands of the healthy person, who then touches their face and breathes in the

The COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and most infected people will develop mild to moderate symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment.  People who have underlying m

Safe Paas to Travel

Revive your love for travel with PAAS
and make your journey safe during pandemic with Buddha Air.

New update

According to the recent update, the recommence of domestic flights has now confirmed for 17th of Ashad 2078 – 1st July, 2021 by the Government of Nepal. All the domestic airlines were halted due to the surge in the second wave of the COVID-19 case.

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A recent update regarding the recommence of all domestic flights has now been confirmed on the 5th of Asoj 2077 – 21st September, 2020 by the Government of Nepal. Due to the growing number of community transmission of COVID-19 that has surged the number of infective and death cases in the nation, the previous

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A new update regarding the recommence of all domestic flights is now postponed to 1st of Asoj 2077 – 17th of September 2020 by the Government of Nepal. Due to the growing number of community transmission of COVID-19 that has surged the number of infective and death cases in the nation, the previous flight reco

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As per the recent update regarding the recommence of all domestic and international airlines of Nepal a new date has now been planned by the Government of Nepal reconsidering its previous flight ordains 17th of August 2020 which is now as Bhadra 16th 2077 – 1st of September

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According to the recent decision made by the Government of Nepal, all domestic airlines shall resume their services from the 17th of August 2020 - Bhadra 1st 2077. The meeting held by the Council of Ministers on Monday decided to resume all domestic flights by implementing necessary COVID-19 precautions and pro

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Buddha Air on the 25th of June launched a drill in Tribhuvan International Airport with a core objective to participate and train its staff members about the new COVID-19 protocol which will be in practice once the government of Nepal will allow the domestic airlines to resume its flights. Around two hundred people

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Kathmandu – May 18, 2020 – Our chartered aircraft ATR 42-320 aircraft ‘9N-AIT’ has flown to Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi at around 11:30 AM carrying three Mongolian nationals who were stranded in Kathmandu due to the lockdown. Rescued Mongolian citizens will be flying back to th

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Kathmandu – May 12, 2020 – A press meet was launched today in Jawalakhel at the headquarter of Buddha Air. During the lockdown, the Managing Director, Mr. Birendra Bahadur Basnet, called for a press meet where he showed his great concern towards growing tension in the Nepalese economy due to pandemic. He

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Kathmandu – April 28, 2020 – A chartered plane of Buddha Air ATR 42 aircraft ‘9N-AIT’ has flown to Dhaka, Bangladesh as a medical evacuation flight for stranded Nepalese students with failing health. The medical evacuation flight was conducted under special permission from the aviation author

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Kathmandu – April 14, 2020 – Our chartered aircraft ATR 42-320 ‘9N-AIT’ has flown to Dhaka, Bangladesh carrying 13 Bangladeshi citizens who were stranded in Kathmandu due to lockdown. The flight took off at 3:00 PM from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) today. The flight was chartered by

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Kathmandu – March 26, 2020 – A chartered plane of Buddha Air will be flying to Pokhara to rescue 58 French nationals who were stranded at Pokhara due to lockdown. The rescue mission will be conducted under the government’s policy of rescuing the missing travelers during the lockdown.


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Buddha Air puts Health & Safety first

Safe paas to travel | your new travel experience

The well-being of our passengers and employees will always be our top priority. With a vision to have safer journeys together during the pandemic, we are introducing the Safe PAAS to travel program. Safe PAAS to travel is the acronym for Passenger – Airport – Aircraft – Staff. It is a COVID-19 safety protocol for your travel with Buddha Air.

How we sanitize & clean our aircraft

We have the utmost care for our passengers and employees. That is why our team is working tirelessly to maintain the highest standards of hygiene on board. Our team of experts has marked special areas in the aircraft that need better attention for cleanliness such as aisles, lavatories, galleys, flight deck, cabin attendant seats, and railings which will be thoroughly cleaned using standard disinfecting solutions approved by Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and International Air Transport Association(IATA).

Covid-19 safety drill

Once we resume our operations, there will be new measures to help protect the health and safety of our passengers and employees. To make sure that these measures are implemented correctly, we have been conducting drills according to our protocol from a couple of weeks. The core motive for these drills is to educate and prepare employees for the new protocols that will be in place once we resume operations.

A covid-19 message from managing director

Mr. Birendra Bahadur Basnet, Managing Director of Buddha Air provides an update on the protocol and precautions Buddha Air is following right now and after we resume our operations. Safety is our top priority, and during this time, we have been busy preparing and implementing safety and cleanliness protocols to prevent the spread of the pandemic while flying with us. We have been teaming up with our ground staff, cabin crew, and other frontlines to practice the implementation of protocol twice a week for two months.

Aircraft maintenance engineers during covid-19

The skies may be empty due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, even if we’re not flying right now, our amazing Aircraft Maintenance Engineers are hard at work to keep our fleet safe and ready to fly. Safety will always be a priority at Buddha Air. Keeping our aircraft on the ground requires the same expertise and dedication as it does to keep it in air. From fixed-interval maintenance to long-term parking procedures, our Aircraft Maintenance Engineers make sure to follow all the inspections.

How can buddha air deliver cargo during covid-19?

The aviation industry plays a critical role to deliver cargo during this unprecedented time of the pandemic. Buddha Air is proud to announce its readiness in becoming Nepal’s first commercial cargo flight carrying cargo, we strive to ensure valuable cargo is delivered to those who need them in Nepal. Our ATR aircraft can be modified to initiate cargo flights for medicine, medical equipment, and other essential items.We are ready to uplift freights from India, Bangladesh, and other countries in Southeast Asia.

COVID-19 FAQs

Considering everyone’s safety during a pandemic; passengers above age 70 are restricted from flying. Moreover, passengers with chronic health conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both are also prohibited from flying.  

PCR Test for passengers traveling in domestic flights is not yet mandatory. However, if the ticket holder contains any symptoms related to COVID-19 then he/she will be forfeited from traveling and regarded as a no-show.  

For more details -  Passenger - COVID-19 

Buddha Air has all the necessary equipment to check the symptoms of COVID-19 and screening your temperature and making necessary queries to certain passenger’s health status will be executed. Besides, all passengers will be disembarked four at a time from the rear and loaded on the ramp bus at 75% seating capacity. Hence, we can assure that you will be safe with us.

Our counters will be closed 15 minutes before boarding, therefore all passengers will be informed accordingly to report at the airport at least 1 hour 30 minutes before flight time.

Due to the COVID-19 we are not allowing pets on flight, however, the decision is for the intervening period and will be announced until next notice. We regret for your inconvenience.

Yes, our staff will provide you with hand sanitizers in the counter. However, we request you to carry your personal one as well to avoid any risk of infection.

Airport restaurants are open with reduced operating hours and grab-and-go food service with strict social distancing measures at restaurants, coffee shop and other utilities.

Yes, it is mandatory for all passengers to wear mask in the airport premises and during the flight. Please make sure the mask you will be wearing is up to the standard and covers your mouth and nose suitably.

Due to COVID-19 no onboard catering services shall be made available, however, water shall be provided only upon the request.

Due to COVID-19 and its infections lavatory will be shut during the fight. We request passengers to use the lavatory available on the airport premises.

We strongly advise elderly, pregnant women and those with health complications to avoid air travel as these people are more vulnerable to infections. Furthermore, stringent screening will be done at the check-in counter to identify symptomatic and highly susceptible passengers, and they will be barred from flying for the health and safety of all concerned.

In case of passengers experiencing symptoms indicative of respiratory illness it is recommended to seek medical attention and share their travel history with their healthcare provider.