Government becomes unable to make decision regarding regular flight operation

27th Jun, 2020 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, June 27: Despite an average 15 daily flights in a week, the government has not yet decided whether there will be regular flights after July 5. The government official says that it will be difficult to keep the service regular for the next one month.

However, the government has already made public the protocol on air service operation. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has already banned regular domestic and international flights till July 5. No decision has been made on what to do next. However, the demand and pressure to operate air services is on the government.

Although there are no regular flights, an average of 15 rescue flights are being operated daily. There were 20 domestic and international flights at Tribhuvan International Airport on Tuesday alone. According to the office, there are 6 domestic flights and 14 international flights. There were 24 flights on Wednesday. Devendra KC, General manager of the Tribhuvan Airport Office, said that there were 14 international and 10 domestic flights.

Although the international airport is a bit busy due to chartered flights, regular flights are not possible before next August, officials said. However, it is up to the high-level committee to decide. An official of CAAN said, "It is difficult for the airline to become regular before August, but preparations are also being made to operate from August 1." However, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal Rajan Pokharel says that nothing can be said about regular flights right now. He said that he has been thinking of regularizing international flights only after resuming domestic flights. "No decision has been made as to what to do after July 5 ," he said. However, it is up to the high-level committee to decide what to do with the airline.