India agrees to open four more gateways

Kathmandu,June 17:The lead story in Kantipur says Nepal’s dependence on only one air routes for international flights operating from and to various countries of the world except China and Bhutan has now ended as India has agreed to open four more gateways. The report informs that routes will now be opened via Biratnagar and Janakpur. Besides, there

Tara Air records a successful test flight in Ilam

Ilam, June o5: The under-construction Sukilumba Airport in Ilam of Province 1 has recorded a successful test flight. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) facilitated to conduct the test flight Monday. An aircraft of the Tara Air  landed at the airport at around 12:00 noon, bringing cheers among the people gathered to witness the

Buddha Air to fly twice on the Kathmandu-Varanasi-Kathmandu sector weekly

Kathmandu, May 28: Buddha Air announced Sunday  to start a twice weekly service on the Kathmandu-Varanasi-Kathmandu sector on June 29. The Airlines said that the flights would operate on Monday and Friday . Varanasi, also known as Banaras or Kashi, is located in Uttar Pradesh state in India. “We have been conducting charter flights on

Qatar Airways to launch direct flights between Kathmandu and St Petersburg

Kathmandu, December 12 Qatar Airways says it will launch direct flights between Kathmandu and St Petersburg, the second biggest city of Russia, from next week. The announcement was made at a function organised in Kathmandu recently in the presence of Russian Ambassador to Nepal Аndrey Sergeyevich Budnikand and Qatar Airways Nepal Country Manager Jay Prakash

Qatar Airways marks 20th anniversary at Bouddhanath Stupa

Kathmandu, November 8 Qatar Airways is celebrating its 20th anniversary by organising various programmes in Kathmandu since the beginning of November. On November 1, the company organised a special event on the premises of Bouddhanath Stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jitendra Narayan Dev inaugurated the event by

Flights in Tenzing-Hillary Airport disrupted for 8 days

SOLUKHUMBU, August 16: Flights to and from Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla in Solukhumbu district have been disrupted for the past eight days, leaving hundreds of tourists stranded. The adverse weather is reasoned for the disruption of the flights operation at the airport. Thick fog has shrouded the airport area for the past eight days following

Private airlines companies slash domestic fare

Kathmandu, July 5: Private airlines companies have decided to slash the fare for domestic flights, following a fall in the prices of air turbine fuel. The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) few days ago decreased the ATF prices. According to Airline Operators Association of Nepal’s spokesperson Ghanshyam Acharya, private airline operators decided to make some adjustments

Himalaya Airliens launches Yangon flights

Himalaya Airlines on Friday launched scheduled commercial flights to Yangon, Myanmar, its fourth destination since the operations started last year. The airline said the flight to Myanmar is part of their initiative to strengthen direct connections with around 300,000 people of Nepali origin residing there. The flight took off from Tribhuvan International Airport at 10:55

NAC to auction Boeing 757, asking price $1.7 million

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has set a minimum sale price of $1.7 million for its vintage Boeing 757 which is being auctioned, multiple sources have confirmed. A proposal to sell the 30-year-old Karnali, bearing registration number 9N-ACA, has been tabled at the NAC board for its approval. An American company has done the appraisal. The

NAC decides to award jet deal to AAR Corp of US

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) moved closer to acquiring two Airbus A330-200 long-range jets after its board unanimously agreed to award the supply contract to US-based AAR Corp. The American aviation support company has quoted a price of $104.8 million for each aircraft. Following the board’s decision on Saturday night, the corporation issued a letter of