NAC slash Int'l flights in lack of aircrafts

19th Jul, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, July 19: After the halt in procedure of leasing Bhutan Air's 17 year old aircraft Nepal Airlines Corporation has slashed the number of International flights, as the result for running sort of aircrafts. This step is set to be the reason for the hefty fall in the profit of the Corporation.

The NAC have planned to make regular and chartered flights to and fro New Delhi, Kuala Lampur, Banglore and Dubai. NAC's Boeing- 757 is flown to Singapore for the maintenance and NAC was searching for the provider to lease an aircraft for the time being. The boeing- 757 with the call sign 9 N-ACB was flown to Singapore last Friday and only will return after two months as it requires maintainence.

NAC has tried to lease the Bhutan Air's aircraft it was not permitted by Cultur, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ministry. There has been dispute regarding the concerned authorities as the debated provision has stated that Nepal cannot lease a plane that exceeds the age of 15 years, as the Bhutan Air's planned lease plane is of 17 years old.

The burnt of the debate is to be faced by the passengers as the NAC is known for it's cheap flight fare in the international sphere also. Currently Nepal Airlines has two aircrafts for international flights which are not sufficient to cover all the destinations ad provide regular flights.