NATTA delegation meets with NAC administration, demands growth of aviation sector

19th Aug, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: The Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) has demanded for the growth of the aviation sector for the development of tourism sector in the country. A delegation led by NATTA President C.N. Pandey visited the Managing Director as well as other senior administrators of Nepal Airlines, requesting that the national airline improve its capacity of aviation services and push for partnership with foreign airlines for the development of tourism in the country.

The delegation stated that the NAC has minimal presence in most non-SAARC foreign countries and requested to develop services to those destinations. It also pointed out that NAC has a weak advertisement strategy and suggested to develop an strong presence in the market through the use of modern technology for advertisement and branding.

NATTA also pointed out high rates charged by the NAC for domestic flights and its refusal to conduct flights to major tourism destinations, asking that the national airline charge better rates and provide better service. The delegation also asked for the NAC to address the issue of flight delays.

NATTA First Vice-President Achyut Guragain said that flights to neighboring country China are quite expensive and requested the NAC to start flights to the country as soon as possible. "If the Nepal Airlines conducts direct flights to China, it can attract large number of Chinese tourists to the country," he said.

Managing Director of NAC, Sugat Ratna Kansakar, said that he was certain in the demands by NATTA would be addressed very soon.