Aviation Minister order NAC to start operation of grounded aircraft in 100 days
18th Apr, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew
KATHMANDU, Apr 18: The Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, has instructed Nepal Airlines to start the operation of 6 aircraft imported from China within 100 days.
Aircraft imported from China have been stalled at the airport due to various issues. Minister Adhikari said, "If the imported planes are operated fully, the relationship between Nepal and China will also improve. Citing lack of pilots will not work as an excuse anymore, we will need to develop a program to produce the necessary manpower and move accordingly." General Manager of Nepal Airlines, Sugat Ratna Kansakar said that the new aircraft will be used to improve the internal flights of Nepal.
NAC Spokesperson Rabindra Shrestha informed that the aircraft will start operation within three months in the current destinations. Chinese Ambassador for Nepal Yu Hong also expressed the belief that the new aircraft will be an important factor for the development of tourism in Nepal.