December 27, 2016 01:29 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has started preparation to resume fights to Guangzhou, China.
The national flag carrier is seeking permit from Chinese authority at Guangzhou International Airport as part of its plans to re-enter the Chinese mainland after nearly a decade, a highly placed source at NAC said.
The NAC had discontinued its service on Kathmandu-Shanghai-Kathmandu route in 2008 due to shortage of aircraft.
“With the addition of two aircraft over the last two years and two more within the next two years, NAC has planned to re-enter the Chinese mainland given the growing tourist arrivals from the northern neighbor in recent years,” the official said.
China is Nepal’s second largest source market for tourists after India.