On August 27, Jazeera Airways inaugurated an international cargo flight from Bhairahawa Airport, carrying two tons of felt items on behalf of Himalex Traders. Rajendra Baniya, the sales and marketing manager for Jazeera’s Cargo said that the Nepal-based freight forwarder Rising Star Cargo Private Ltd. used Gautam Buddha International Airport for the first time to transport export items of Himalex Traders through Jazeera Airways. The inaugural cargo flight bound for France departed Bhairahawa Airport with a transit point at Kuwait and arrived at Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport.
Rising Star Pvt Ltd’s general manager, Jivan Panta, said that two tons of woolen felted products were transported from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa by truck. Although it was a risky proposition, they wanted to convey that it was possible to ferry cargo from GBIA. After customs clearance, Jazeera Airways transported the handicraft product from GBIA Airport to Kuwait, which was eventually delivered to France’s Lyon Airport via Pegasus Airlines. Jazeera has a codeshare partnership with Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines to expand its network to destinations in Europe and beyond.
September 2, 2022