Kathmandu-Pokhara air passengers increased

12th Jun, 2022 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, June 12: The number of air passengers has increased as the road from Kathmandu to Pokhara has been blocked due to rains and landslides. According to the airlines flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the number of passengers traveling to this destination has increased since Wednesday.

3787 passengers have traveled from Kathmandu to Pokhara from Buddha Airlines from Wednesday to Friday. According to the company, 1,371 people traveled on Wednesday, 1,101 on Thursday and 1,315 on Friday. Buddha has been flying 13 times daily from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

"Even though it is not a tourist destination, the number of passengers at this destination is higher than other places," said Dipendra Karna, a spokesman for the airline.

He said that although the number of passengers has increased, it has increased as compared to the normal situation.

The number of passengers flying to Pokhara has also increased. Under normal circumstances, 80 percent of the passengers reached 100 percent on Friday. According to airline spokesperson Surdashan Bartaula, tickets have already been booked for Saturday.

Before the road was blocked, the occupancy rate was 80 percent. "It's all over now," he told Setopati. "All the tickets have been booked for tomorrow."

Yeti Airlines has been operating 6 daily flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

According to Bartaula, 650 people used to travel on all these flights daily. Now it has increased to 800 people daily. He said that the number of passengers has increased not only in Kathmandu-Pokhara but also in other destinations.