200 air passengers stranded at Lukla

Published On: June 18, 2019 11:05 AM NPT By: RSS

SOLUKHUMBHU, June 18: Passengers have been stranded for no flight operations at Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla for the past four days.

Praveen Shrestha, acting chief of Lukla Airport shared that no take-off and landing has been made at the airport for the past four days because of unfavorable weather. No aircraft has boarded passengers since last Friday as thick fog and brief shower occurring almost every day has worsened the weather condition.

There were seven scheduled flights on Monday but even a single flight was not made due to bad weather. With the disruption of flights, as many as 200 domestic and foreign passengers have been compelled to stay in Lukla.

Passengers have faced trouble due to no alternative route to airport in Khumbu region. Some passengers have trekked to Salleri from Lukla and taken bus for Kathmandu while some are still waiting the weather to improve.

Leave A Comment