Saurya Airlines (Kathmandu) is set to resume operations on March 8, 2019, following an over four-month grounding due to debts to the Kathmandu airport operator, Aviation Nepal has reported.

The airline's total debt to the airport amounts to NPR40 million rupees (USD355,000), of which it has already settled NPR5 million rupees (USD45,000). The Kathmandu airport operator has given Saurya Airlines two months to pay the entire outstanding amount, although the airline pledged to settle it within a month.

Due to Saurya Airlines' inability to pay the debts, the airport halted all its flights on December 6, 2018.

Saurya Airlines operates a pair of CRJ200 on an exclusively domestic network covering, as of March 8, Siddharthanagar and Biratnagar, according to its online booking engine. Prior to the grounding, the carrier also operated to Nepalgunj, Dhangarhi, Rajbiraj, and Bharatpur.

Going forward, the airline plans to add three Avions de Transport Régional turboprops to its fleet in 2019.

After it had been grounded in December, Saurya Airlines was acquired by India's Kuber Group, reportedly for NPR630 million rupees (USD5.6 million).