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

Singapore Airlines bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on its flights

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines said on Saturday it has banned Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones from all its flights and any passenger carrying one will not be allowed to board its planes. The US Department of Transportation has issued an emergency order banning the devices from aircraft in the United States as of Saturday at

Air tickets booked till mid-November

Bhojpur, October 15 There has reportedly been an increase in number of air passengers heading for Kathmandu and Biratnagar from Bhojpur Airport after Dashain tika. With the Dashain festivities almost over, passengers were seen crowding the Bhojpur-based ticketing booth of Nepal Airlines Corporation for tickets. Bhojpur station manager Narayan Puri of NAC said flights to

Qatar Airways named ‘Best Middle Eastern Airline’

Qatar Airways said Monday it had been honored with the title of Best Middle Eastern Airline for the 11th consecutive time at this year’s TTG Travel Awards ceremony. Issuing a statement, the airline said the title established Qatar Airways as the first Middle-east-based carrier to be recognized for its commitment to best-in-the-class hospitality and customer satisfaction

All domestic flights from KTM sold out

All domestic flights out of Kathmandu have been sold out as the Dashain travel rush, the largest annual migration in Nepal, begins. Airline officials said that travellers were scrambling for tickets as they wanted to avoid a long and tedious overland trip due to the poor condition of the Narayangadh-Mugling Highway, a key route linking

Himalaya Airlines to launch flights to Colombo on Oct 1

Himalaya Airlines announced on Tuesday that it would be launching scheduled commercial flights between Kathmandu and Colombo on October 1, re-establishing direct air links with Sri Lanka after more than three decades. The newly established carrier, a China-Nepal joint venture, will operate three weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays using 158-seater Airbus A320 aircraft.