Nepal Airlines to operate flights to far western region as per directive of Tourism Minister


22nd Oct, 2021 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Nepal Airlines will start flying to hilly districts of the far west from Sunday. The airlines will start flights from Sunday under the direction of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Prem Bahadur Ale.

Minister Ale has instructed to operate the airlines with the objective of providing easy service to the citizens as the transport services have also been closed due to the floods and landslides that came along with the unseasonal rains.

Dimprakash Poudel, General Manager of the Nepal Airlines Corporation, said that the corporation is preparing to operate regular flights from Dhangadhi in Kailali to Bajhang, Bajura and Doti hilly districts in the far west following the directive of Minister Ale.

He said, "Our flight was operated in Bajura. Now, regular flights will be operated in Bajhang, Bajura and Doti under the direction of the Minister." Due to the rains, floods and landslides, the people have been suffering a lot for transportation services. Minister Ale, who had gone to the far west to inspect the damage caused by the floods and landslides, instructed Nepal Airlines to operate regular flights to the hilly districts of the far west.

According to the Nepal Airlines, all preparations have been completed to operate the flight from Dhangadhi Airport in Kailali from Sunday in the hilly district of the far west following the directive of Minister Ale. According to the office of the airline , there is a plan to operate flights in the hilly districts of the far west by maintaining concessional fares. Nepal Airlines will also operate Dhangadhi-Kathmandu flight from Sunday.

Meanwhile, Minister Ale also inspected the Geeta Airport in Dhangadhi, Kailali today. While inspecting the airport, Minister Ale said that Geeta Airport should be expanded to a national level airport. Minister Ale has also expressed commitment to allocate budget to make the airport more organized and well-equipped.