Cosmic to fly to Kolkata, Varanasi

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, July 5:

Cosmic Air is all set to fly to Kolkata and Varanasi beginning July 8 and 9, respectively, says a press release issued by the airlines today. According to the statement, the two new sectors are important additions to the airlines. With the addition of the fourth Fokker in May 2004, Cosmic has increased its flight frequency and added new sectors. Besides Delhi (twice daily) and Dhaka (five times a week) it will now fly to the two new destinations. The airlines hoped that this would greatly boost tourist traffic that suffered a setback after the withdrawal of Indian Airlines flights to Varanasi, said the statement. It will operate to Kolkata three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while Varanasi will be serviced three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays of the week, says the statement. For these routes, the airlines has introduced a special introductory fare of ‘buy one get one free’. Cosmic Air is awaiting the approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal for its planned service into Bhadrapur, using the Fokker. It has been more than two months since the test landing at Bhadrapur, says the statement.