Kathmandu: Pokhara Regional International Airport will begin night flights starting from Thursday.
With this the airport will be operating 18 hours a day. An Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) system has been installed at the airport to allow aircraft to fly and land with the help of instruments.
Earlier, the old airport operated on the basis of Visual Flight Rules (VFR) system. In that system, the ATC and the pilot would take off and land visually. IFR system is cosidered to be safer than the VFR system.
Buddha Air is said to be prepared for night flights. The airline company has stated that preparations are being made for Pokhara-Kathmandu and Kathmandu-Pokhara night flights.