Domestic flights resume in Nepal after a gap of 2 months



KATHMANDU: After a span of over two months, the domestic terminal building of the Kathmandu airport in Nepal, on Thursday, bustled with activity again as Nepal resumed domestic flights, with 50% seating capacity.


Regular domestic flights were suspended from May 3, days after prohibitory order was imposed in Kathmandu valley due to the spread of Covid-19.


As per the decision, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil aviation, resumed regular domestic flights from Thursday (July 1), as well as air services to various destinations in the country.


According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the regulatory body, a total of 64 domestic flights would be operating on a daily basis. The authority has allowed 15 daily flights to Yeti Airlines, 31 to Buddha Air, seven to Shree Air, three to Saurya Air, two to Nepal Airlines, two to Tara Air, two to Summit Air and two to Sita Air.