Airlines operators disagree over government's decision to fly with 50% capacity


16th Sep, 2020 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Sep 16: Airlines operators have expressed their disagreement over the government's decision to fly with only 50% capacity. In a discussion held at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on Wednesday, they said that even though the government has announced to open the flights from 17th September, they will not be able to operate from the same day. Also, it would not be possible for them to fly with 50% passengers.

The ministry, on the other hand, has proposed to charge the highest rent, as mentioned earlier. However, the entrepreneurs have disagreed with the decision, saying that those who are not able to return their home for a long time will not be able to travel at a high cost.

"We disagree on the decision of keeping only 50 percent passengers. If the government is ready to make changes in their decision, then the entrepreneurs are ready to operate flights from September 21," said Manoj Karki, Managing Director of Summit Air.  

Earlier, the government had said that the flight would resume on September 17. However, now it has been decided to operate flights from  21st September. The airline operators said that they are confused over the frequent changes over governments decision.