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Buddha Air : Press Release

Paro (BHUTAN) Flight

After 13 years of dedicated and successful operation in the skies of Nepal, Buddha Air now spreads its wings in the international market. Buddha Air proudly announces operation of chartered flights to PARO (Bhutan) by BEECH 1900 D aircraft from 23 August 2010.

- 4 Aug 2010

Bigger Aircraft Better Comfort in Nepalese SKY

On June 20, 2010, Buddha Air's new aircraft ATR 72-500 landed at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). It's a twin turboprop short-haul regional airliner built by the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR. With this Buddha Air's fleet now has 8 aircrafts that include 1 ATR 72-500, 3 ATR 42- 320 and 4 Beech 1900D.

ATR 72-500 is considered best in the series of Turboprop engine aircraft. The combination of comfortable 70 leather seats and very low noise cabin helps passengers to sense the comfort like that of Jet aircraft. Initially, ATR 72-500 will be deployed for domestic operation that is set to commence from July 1. From September, the aircraft will be used to carry out international flights as well.

- 21 Jun 2010

We proudly announce the launching of our e-ticketing system to our valued customers.

To get above facility you must be a member of esewa account, so please log on to https// to become a member which is free of cost.

Once you become member of esewa, your separate account shall be created with initial balance of zero amount. You can increase your balance amount through recharge card from esewa or transferring amount online from following listed partner banks. You can also withdraw amount from your esewa account to partner banks online. There is no need to deposit your amount for a longer period of time in your esewa account.

You can purchase our e-ticket in following ways;

  • If you have sufficient balance amount with esewa, you can directly purchase it.
  • If you do not want to deposit amount with esewa then you can make online payments from Bank of Asia and Global Bank which is very secure and reliable.
  • You can online transfer amount to your esewa account from Laxmi Bank, Kumari Bank and Citizen Bank and purchase it.

One copy of e-ticket will automatically sent in to your email address after you purchase it and you can also save the ticket in your computer at the time of purchase. You can also purchase e-tickets in the name of your loved ones and send e-ticket to them through mail.

We are in a process of negotiation with other banks as well and it will be listed in esewa account as soon as the negotiation is finalized.

Our esewa members will get certain promotional discounts in every class of ticket in every destination.

- 28 May 2010 


On May 25, 2010 Buddha Air successfully operated its test flight to Paro International Airport. This move has transformed Buddha Air itself, from a domestic carrier to an international carrier. BEECH 1900D was deployed for the flight from Kathmandu to Paro. The flight which took off at 9:30 in the morning landed after 1hr 15 minutes at Paro International Airport, which is situated at 55 km distance from capital city Thimpu. With this step, Buddha Air has placed itself as the fist Nepali Airline Company to commence flights to Bhutan.

Buddha Air is scheduled to begin commercial flights from Kathmandu to Paro from July 17. In the first phase, the airline will operate four flights a week- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Later, from September, the commercial flights will take off on daily basis.

Buddha Air will operate one charter and one commercial flight from October, which is the peak season for tourism in the Druk Kingdom. Besides, we will also operate extra chartered flights as well if the demand increases.

- 25 May 2010

All the Best Summiteers

Glaciers melting and landscapes changing are considered global phenomena. Newly formed glacial lakes are in a verge of destruction. To highlight the impact of changing weather conditions and the importance of Himalayas, an event organized by National Trust for Nature Conservation will be held at the Copenhagen Climate Summit on December 11, 2009. The event carries a theme "Summiteers' Summit to Save the Himalayas" with an objective to call upon the world community to help save the Himalayas. Renowned Everest summiteer Appa Sherpa along with more than 26 Everest summiteers, 4 Ministers and 10 journalists from Nepal, will be joined by other mountain lovers to delve into the issue.

Buddha Air, being a part of the society and blending in the same environment, cannot be separated from this critical issue. In order to make this event successful, Buddha Air has sponsored for Ms. Shaili Basnet, one of the Everest summiteers participating at the summit, for her expenses at Copenhagen. Buddha Air further extends its best wishes towards the successful accomplishment of the event.