Minister of Aviation instructs NAC to work with new vigor

3rd Jul, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, July 03: The Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, has instructed the officials of Nepal Airlines Corporation to work with new vigor and motivation. Speaking at the 60th anniversary event of the NAC, minister Adhikari spoke about the new direction taken by the corporation and offered encouraging words.

He has suggested the corporation to find new destinations for the new wide-body Airbus A330 that was recently procured by the NAC. "Nepal will not have a shortage of airplanes any longer," he said, "but it is also necessary to find new destinations and new market to put these planes to use."

Minister Adhikari also requested all levels of employees to fulfill their duties diligently and said that with the new direction, the corporation should start pulling profits from next year, and begin adding facilities accordingly. He said that in order to fulfill the government's aim of bringing in 2 million tourists by 2020, the country's aviation sector must be fully organized and properly managed. Additionally, he said that in order to make the NAC more competitive in the market, it should pay special attention to the quality of service that it is providing.

Similarly, Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Suresh Acharya, said that the corporation must move forward with the aim of grabbing 20% of foreign market and 25% of the domestic flights market. He remarked upon the newly arrived wide-body aircraft as well as the Chinese aircraft in possession of the NAC, saying that it is imperative to bring these aircraft into operation, and requested the corporation to make any necessary arrangements to bring the aircrafts into operation.