Nepal’s Saurya Air planes set to take off for Mountain flight starting this week

KATHMANDU, Oct, 24 : Saurya Airlines, a established brand name in Nepali aviation sector is all set to start its Mountain flight starting this week. The Saurya Airlines has planned to start its mountain flight with its CRJ-200 jet aircraft within two or three days, Rozina Nepal, Corporate Officer at the airlines said. Saurya has completed all the legal procedure to onboard passengers for...

Summit Air to become youngest airline to commence Jomsom Flight in Nepal

KATHAMANDU, 24, Oct: The Summit Air, transformed name of Goma Air will be the youngest airlines to commence flight to Jomsom who successfully bought its fifth LET-410 UV aircraft from South Africa last week. Summit Air has planned for its debut flight from coming spring after taking over the old Goma Air. “At present we will only operate flights to our regular destination airport and wil...

Nepal’s National carrier plans to add Four Twin Otters

KATHMANDU, Oct 24 : Nepal’s National Flag Carrier, the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), has started working over to buy four Twin Otter aircrafts to expand its coverage to the remote areas of the country. The state-owned corporation said that the management is studying the viability of adding the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, currently marketed as the Viking Air DHC-6 Twin Otter, to it...

Vehicle ban in Nepal’s Tourism Hub, Thamel gains momentum, turns to “walking street”

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s tourism hub, Thamel has finally been a walk-only zone, with authorities enforcing a ‘no-vehicle’ rule in the major tourist hub of Kathmandu starting on Sunday. Long time in the making, the plan of restricting unwanted vehicles in the tourist district had received positive response from most quarters. The initiative of tourism entrepreneurs, hoteliers, civil society, local...

Tourists’ attraction to rafting on rise

TANAHUN, Oct 24 :Tourists are increasingly attarcted to take joys of rafting in the Madi and Seti rivers. With the onset of tourism session, the influx of tourists for rafting in the rivers is increasing. Daily 15 to 20 boats are being used to bring the tourists to Gaighat. The distance from the Madi bridge to Gaighat is 32 kilometres. Rafting Runner Guide Bibek Gurung shared that in this...

Syangja hosting international paragliding from Nov 1

SYANGJA , Oct 23 : An international paragliding tournament is to be kicked off in Syangja from coming November 1. The tournament will be held at the Swarek Ground based in Bhirkot Municipality-5. Some 300 athletes from 25 countries including Nepal, America, UK, China, India, Spain, Switzerland, Bangladesh, among others are taking part in the six-day tournament to be organised by Babu Adv...

Tourist Hub Thamel area to be Vehicles Free Zone from Sunday (Photo feature)

KATHMANDU, Oct 22 : A joint decision of Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) and Thamel Area Development Council to assert the 120-meter area in Thamel, stretching from Kathmandu Guest House Chowk to Nursing Chowk, a no-go zone for vehicles has come into effect from Sunday. It is stated that the decision was taken with the aim of lessening the increasing annoyance caused by busy traf...

Construction of  public toilets begins in Pun Hill for convenience of tourists

MYAGDI , Oct 22 : Construction of public toilets has begun at Pun Hill, the popular tourist destination in Myagdi. This site lies in Annapurna Rural Municipality -6 of Myagdi at an altitude of 3,210 meters above the sea-level and is famous for observing the splendid views of sunrise and mountain range. On the initiatives of local hotel entrepreneurs, construction of three public restrooms h...

Thai Princess Sirindhorn arrives Lumbini

BUTWAL, Oct 21: The visiting Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhron arrived Lumbini in Rupandehi district today to mark cultural and religious connection between Nepal and Thailand with the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Thai Princess Sirindhron had touched down at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Friday in a special aircraft of Thai Airways with an entourage comprising 44 memb...

Louvre Abu Dhabi signs landmark partnership with Etihad Airways

KATHMANDU, Oct 21 : Louvre Abu Dhabi has signed the first platinum partnership with Etihad Airways. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is officially opening on November 11. Issuing a statement on Wednesday, the airline said Etihad, as a platinum partner, will work with Louvre Abu Dhabi on areas of brand partnership, marketing, social media, public and media relations, events and exhibitions, cultural exc...