Charter flights permits only from Caan Head office

24th Nov, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (Caan) has made it mandatory for domestic airlines to obtain approval from the head office to operate passenger charter flights before beginning operations. The new policy went into effect last Sunday.

civil-aviation-authority-nepalCaan officials said that they had introduced the new policy following criticism from people in remote areas like Karnali that airlines had been concentrating on operating highly lucrative charter flights instead of regular scheduled flights.

They said that if an airline is okayed to operate a scheduled flight on a designated sector, it can operate any number of charter flights on the route. 

Previously, airlines could obtain permission to operate charter flights from the respective airport. As per Caan’s guideline, airlines can charge double the regular airfare on charter flights.TKP