HUMLA, Oct. 5: The private airlines companies that used to operate their flights to Humla from Nepalgunj and Surkhet airports now have shifted their attention to the eastern belt of the country seeking more profits during the festive season. As the private airlines slashed their flights to and from Humla, the locals and government employees in Humla are at the receiving end during the festivals.
With the move of the private airlines companies, the locals of Humla are struggling in Nepalgunj and Surkhet to get the tickets in the limited flights of the private airlines companies.
Meanwhile, a meeting of the Simkot Rural Municipality Assembly held Thursday decided to prevent the private airlines companies from operating their flights in Humla permanently if they did not operate their flights during Dashain, Tihar and other major festivals. The meeting attended by representatives of the Simkot Rural Municipality, Chief District Officer and the media persons took the decision to this effect.