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Susheel Bhattarai

Bhattarai is a senior correspondent and is associated with Nagarik Nepali National Daily, a sister publication of Republica English National Daily since April, 2009. He reports and writes on aviation, travel, tourism and mountaineering issues. Twitter: @sushbhattarai

NAC’s first wide-body jet lands in Kathmandu

June 29, 2018 05:01 AM

KATHMANDU, June 29: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has taken delivery of the first of two ordered Airbus A330-200 series aircraft. The aircraft landed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at 8 am on Thursday.

Swiss pilot’s license revoked over safety negligence

June 28, 2018 05:25 AM

KATHMANDU, June 28: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has revoked the license of an instructor pilot after he was found involved in serious flight safety negligence.

NAC asks CAAN to allow tainted pilot to fly

June 25, 2018 05:25 AM

KATHMANDU, June 25: In a controversial move, the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has asked the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to allow convicted senior captain Subarna Awale to resume working as pilot. Awale was earlier fined Rs 10 million by the Kathmandu District Court for misusing foreign currency.

Domestic airlines hike fuel surcharge

June 3, 2018 19:15 PM

KATHMANDU, Jun 3: Domestic private sector airlines have decided to hike airfare. The hiked airfare will be effective from coming Tuesday.

Four women journalists scale Mt Everest

May 23, 2018 09:03 AM

KATHMANDU, May 23: A Women Journalists Everest Expedition-2018 (FWJEE18) team has successfully reached the summit of Mt Everest today at 6 am on Wednesday.

Climbers fail to scale Mt. Everest today

May 15, 2018 18:43 PM

KATHMANDU, May 15: Mountaineers on Tuesday could not get to the top of Mt. Everest due to bad weather. Over 100 mountain climbers were making preparations to scale the Third Pol

TIA to come into operation for 21 hours a day from May 21

April 28, 2018 08:52 AM

KATHMANDU, April 28: Nepal’s sole international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), will be operational for 21 hours a day starting from May 21, 2018.

CAAN and CIB to probe into leaked conversation between ATC and cockpit

March 13, 2018 18:46 PM

KATHMANDU, Mar 13: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) will jointly investigate on the leaked conversation between the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and the pilot of crashed US-Bangla Airlines.

Over 50 feared dead, several injured as US-Bangla aircraft crashes at TIA (With video)

March 12, 2018 17:25 PM

KATHMANDU, Mar 12: Over 50 people feared dead  and several others injured as a Bombardier Dash Q-400 aircraft operated by US-Bangla Airlines crashed while landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday afternoon.

CAAN bars Awale from flying planes

March 12, 2018 09:27 AM

KATHMANDU, Mar 12: Senior captain of Nepal Airlines Corporation, Subarna Awale, who has been released on bail in a case related to smuggling of foreign currency, cannot be allowed to fly planes, Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has said.

AirAsia X given four more months to settle dues of TIA

March 11, 2018 02:38 AM

KATHMANDU, March 11: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Civil Aviation Office (CAO) has given four months to Malaysia carrier AirAsia X to settle its dues.

Sita Air plane does safe landing with one engine out

February 21, 2018 08:38 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: An aircraft of Sita Air, a private airline, made a safe landing at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Tuesday after one of its engines had to be turned off. The plane had taken off for Lukla from TIA at 10:30 am, with 12 passengers  on board.

Lack of pilots to fly new aircraft

February 14, 2018 02:31 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Though NAC now has four Harbin Y 12-e aircraft in its fleet, the national flag carrier has only one pilot two command the aircraft.

Australian company employing 5 foreigners illegally in Nepal

February 11, 2018 08:07 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Five foreigners have been found to be working as senior management officials in five-star Tiger Palace Resort being developed in Nepal with foreign investment without taking work permit.

Boeing officials in Kathmandu to woo Buddha Air

February 5, 2018 07:21 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Officials of aircraft maker The Boeing Company arrived in Nepal on Sunday to hold discussions with Buddha Air which has unveiled plan to expand its wings in the international skies.

Airlines decide to hike airfare

February 3, 2018 08:27 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Private airlines have decided to increase the airfare in the domestic sectors, starting Monday.

Buddha Air to add four ATRs to its fleet

January 28, 2018 08:38 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Nepal’s major private airlines Buddha Air has announced plan to add four 72-seater ATR 72-500 series aircrafts to its fleet, with an investment of Rs four billion. The new planes will be used for flights to different cities of India. The company currently has 10 aircrafts.

Secretary transferred after failing to dismiss CAAN DG

January 26, 2018 17:55 PM

-KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The government has transferred Maheswor Neupane, secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, after he denied appointing Joint Secretary Tourism Ministry Suresh Acharya as Director General to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CANN) by dismissing incumbent DG Sanjiv Gautam.

Buddha Air to welcome its 10th aircraft on Thursday

January 24, 2018 09:26 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Buddha Air is taking delivery of its 10th aircraft on Thursday. The 72-seater ATR 72-500 series aircraft will land at the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, on Thursday. The airline purchased the aircraft at Rs 1 billion.

Buddha Air starting Kolkata flights from September

January 12, 2018 08:50 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Domestic carrier Buddha Air has announced plans to start direct flights between Kathmandu and Kolkata, India.