Kathmandu: Direct flight between Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, has started from today. SriLankan Air has started direct flights from Colombo-Kathmandu-Colombo from Tuesday. Earlier, the two countries had to transit to another destination to reach the capital.
According to the Tribhuvan Airport Office, the aircraft landed at 10:24 this morning with 132 passengers on board. The aircraft returned to Sri Lanka from Kathmandu at 11:10 a.m. There were 149 passengers in the process. SriLankan Air has used A320 aircraft on this route.
In Nepal, the company has taken permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal to operate two flights a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The company plans to expand flights from Gautam Buddha International Airport, which is in the final stages of construction. This is expected to help increase the number of Buddhist pilgrims arriving in Lumbini.