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.

Flights delayed as ‘TIA closes runway for maintenance’

Several flights have been delayed due to a closure of the only runway at Tribhuvan International Airport on Saturday afternoon. According to a highly-placed source at the TIA, the runway was ‘unofficially’ closed twice at around2:30pm and 3:40pm today to carry out maintenance works after cracks and potholes surfaced on the runway-02 received . The TIA’s

Airlines jack up fares to cash in on festive rush

With the festival season fast approaching in Nepal, airlines from India and China have jacked up their inbound fares more than threefold to cash in on the annual festive rush when Nepalis return home by the hundreds of thousands for the celebrations. According to travel agents, the lowest priced ticket on the Delhi-Kathmandu sector that

FinMin to be guarantor on loan for fleet expansion

The Finance Ministry has agreed to act as a guarantor on a loan Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) plans to take to procure two widebody jets. The decision to stand surety for the national flag carrier has allowed the Tourism Ministry to table a procurement proposal in the Cabinet. NAC gave a presentation on its fleet