Singapore Airlines resumes flights to Nepal after 20 years


19th Jul, 2021 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, July 19: After 20 years, Singapore Airlines has started flying to Nepal. General Manager of Tribhuvan International Airport, Pratap Tiwari, informed that Singapore Airlines, which had stopped flights since 2001, has started regular flights to Nepal from Sunday.

Photo: Subedi K Nabin

Earlier, Silk Air had been flying from Singapore. The flight had been suspended since 2001.  Silk Air, a sister company of Singapore Airlines had started regular flights to Nepal in 2007. Silk Air, which had been flying seven days a week, had stopped flying after an outbreak of the corona virus. Singapore Airlines has resumed flights to replace Silk Air, which was suspended after the Corona pandemic.

Singapore has initially sought permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal to operate one flight a week and later increase the number of flights.