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

Fares drop as airlines slash fuel surcharges

Domestic airlines followed up on a drop in aviation fuel prices by slashing fuel surcharges on Tuesday. The Airline Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) said the fuel surcharge added to the price of a plane ticket had been slashed by Rs90 to Rs310 depending on the distance. The new airfares will go into effect on

Tibet Airlines likely to begin Nepal service

Tibet Airlines has been eyeing the Nepal market, and the Lhasa-based carrier will be the fifth airline from the northern neighbour to serve Kathmandu if its plans should materialise. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China has written to Nepal’s Tourism Ministry that the government of China has assigned Tibet Airlines to operate on specified

Makalu Air plane meets with accident at Simikot Airport

A cargo aircraft owned by Makalu Air met with an accident at Simikot Airport in Humla on Friday. There were two crew members on board the ill-fated aircraft when the incident took place this morning. Both of them are safe.    The aircraft with call sign 9N-AJG was ferrying goods from Surkhet to Simikot, according

Chinese airlines increasing flights to Nepal

Chinese airlines, which had stopped their flights to Kathmandu due to earthquake and blockade, have resumed their services. Some Chinese airlines have also started to increase flight frequency to Kathmandu. China Southern Airlines, which had stopped its flights to Kathmandu a day after the blockade, resumed its service from August, operating three flights a week.

Nepal Airlines takes second place in massive turnaround

Nepal Airlines moved up to the second spot in international passenger carriage, marking a massive turnaround after years in the wilderness. The venerable national flag carrier flew 178,799 passengers in the first six months of 2016, nearly double the figure of the first half of last year. According to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Nepal Airlines