NAC Y-12s stalled due to lack of pilots

20th Mar, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Mar 20: Due to a lack of pilots, small aircraft of Nepal Airlines are not being operated. The four Y-12 aircraft brought from China for internal flights to Tribhuvan International Airport are not in use.

There will be a huge financial burden on the Corporation if the airplanes are not available for regular flight. The spokesperson of the NAC, Rabindra Shrestha, said that preparations were being made to operate the aircraft.

"We are arranging pilots for conducting flights," he said. The corporation is still preparing to bring a pilot from China. One of the only pilots capable of carrying out the Chinese ship, has not been able to fly since one week so due to poor health condition.

The NAC currently has 8 airships including 4 Y-12 aircraft. The corporation is directly operating 6 flights from Kathmandu and has been operating internal flights in more than 11 destinations including Biratnagar and Nepalgunj. Although the corporation recently demanded 41 pilots through advertisements only 11 have been received till now.