Caan all set to ban passenger flights by single-engine planes

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (Caan) is all set to ban chartered passenger flights by single-engine aircraft. The move comes after two consecutive crashes this year due to engine failure. In February, an Air Kasthamandap P-750 XSTOL flight crash-landed at Chilkhaya of Kalikot district, in which two of its pilots were killed. Again in August,

Caan starts work to restore TIA’s crumbling runway

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (Caan) has started work to rehabilitate the 50-year-old runway at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) as it has been affecting smooth operation of aircraft due to repeated occurrences of cracks in the pavement. For the last four years, TIA has had to forbid aircraft weighing more than 196 tonnes

Hawaiian Airlines to operate daytime Tokyo flights

Hawaiian Airlines has received tentative approval from the US department of transportation to shift its current daily flight between Honolulu and Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport into a coveted daytime schedule. The new flights will begin on October 29th, 2016. The tentative award follows a DOT ruling in May granting Hawaiian a night-time slot pair to

Turkish US flights

Turkish Airlines Media Relations Office announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has removed the recent order that all airline carriers, regardless of country of registry, are prohibited from flying into the United States from Turkey either directly or via third country. Accordingly, all scheduled Turkish Airlines flights to the US has resumed starting July

Air India Kathmandu-bound flight makes emergency landing

An Air India flight from Kolkata to Kathmandu on Wednesday made an emergency landing here after the pilot informed the authorities that there was a problem with one of the engines of the plane, AI officials said. The Kathmandu-bound flight took off at around 8.18 am with 56 passengers and seven crew members. The aircraft

Nepal Airlines announces resumption of Kathmandu-Dubai flight

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) on Thursday announced resumption of its flights on the Kathmandu-Dubai route starting August 18, four years after it was suspended due to the lack of aircraft. NAC Spokesperson Ram Hari Sharma said they would be conducting three flights per week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays) on the sector. The Kathmandu-Dubai operation was

NAC to retire one of its two Boeing 757 jetliners

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has been moving ahead to phase out its two vintage Boeing 757s as it is no longer profitable to fly them due to their high maintenance costs compared to the revenue they bring in. The Karnali, bearing registration number 9N-ACA, will be retired first. The jet will complete 29 years of

Domestic airlines slash fuel surcharge

Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) has slashed fuel surcharge by a minimum of Rs115 to a maximum of Rs384, effective from Monday. The association’s decisions came after Nepal Oil Corporation reduced the air turbine fuel (ATF) price by Rs10 per litre effective last Friday. The government allows domestic carriers to increase or decrease the

EgyptAir crash: Flight MS804 black box ‘confirms smoke’

-BBC A black box recording from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 confirms smoke on board, Egyptian investigators say. The flight from Paris to Cairo plunged into the Mediterranean Sea on 19 May, killing all 66 people on board. Automated electronic messages sent by the plane had shown that smoke detectors went off in a toilet and

Himalaya Airlines opens sales counter

Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China joint venture airline, has officially inaugurated its Corporate Sales Office at Gairidhara, on Thursday. It was inaugurated by Vijay Shrestha, vice president of administration, handing over the first ticket issued for Doha to Raju KC, general manager of commercial department, as per a press statement. Himalaya Airlines will start flying to