Airways gaining popularity in Nepal

1st Jan, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU,Jan 1: The number of passengers who flew in domestic carriers exceeded nearly by Two Lakhs, the data from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) indicates.


In the first nine months of 2016 the domestic carries flew around 1.18 million passengers in comparison to 9, 88,000 passengers last year in same time duration.

In a press meet organized in the capital CAAN's spokesperson Birendra Shrestha published the data and briefed about the progress in civil aviation sector over the past year.

Shrestha also informed the media persons about the progress achieved in construction of airports in Kalikot, Arghakanchi, Okhaldhunga, Lamjung, Gulmi and Ilam along with the development in construction of Gautam Buddha, Pokhara and Nijgadh International Airport.

Along with the construction of the various International Airports the media persons were informed about the rehabilitation work of existing Tribhuwan International Airport by the CAAN. The rehabilitation is expected to take 14 to 18 months to complete.

CAAN also informed that international carriers flew 2.5 million passengers in the first nine months of 2016.  The international airlines had carried only 2.4 million passengers in the same period last year.