Airline should go to place where base is located: DG Adhikari

21st Jun, 2022 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, June 21: Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority Pradip Adhikari has clarified that the airlines should go to the place for which they have taken the base. The warning came two hours after the airline operators' association threatened to close all emergency and regular flights indefinitely from Wednesday until the demand is met.

Speaking at a press conference held at CAAN office, he said, "Airlines is an essential service. It doesn't look like they will stop, but if you maintain your position, the authority will not remain silent."

Earlier, the decision was made on June 19 and in the case of helicopters, it was directed to go to the base from June 22 and in the case of planes, it was directed to go to the base from June 27. Accordingly, airlines have to spend the night at the licensed airports except Kathmandu.

According to CAAN, the Tribhuvan International Airport currently has parking capacity for 11 international flights and 17 domestic flights. And, 33 planes have to rest at night. However, CAAN says that currently 51 aircraft are being parked inland.

Director General Adhikari said that it was clear that the aircraft and helicopter company should be kept in the same place for which they had taken the base at the time of taking AOC.

According to CAAN, you can spend the night at 10 airports outside Kathmandu. CAAN claims that security and other services have been provided for that.

The official also clarified that the airport does not have Ratna Park and that not all aircraft can be parked there. He said the report had already been prepared after discussions with the airline.