NAC to Add Four Aircraft in One Year

25th Dec, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is taking an aggressive strategy by adding four new aircraft for domestic flights in one year.

CEO of the NAC Sugat Ratna Kansakar said that it is purchasing four 8-seated airplanes, adding that the Corporation will be focusing on domestic flights. The Corporation will be purchasing aircraft from the Canadian company known as Viking, at a cost of Rs. 700 million each.

CEO Kansakar informed that NAC decided to bring airports in the high hilly regions into operation after customers were unable to get plane tickets during the last Dashain and Tihar.

He said that travelers shifted to using air travel last year due to bad condition of roads but were unable to utilize it. The NAC is adding new planes to its fleet to provide good service in high hilly regions like Lukla, Manang, Jomsom, etc.

Kansakar said, “There are still many places in Nepal where the roadway takes 5, 6 days to reach Kathmandu. The Corporation will provide service in these areas in a non-profit-oriented way.”