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.
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KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The government has decided to ban Captain Subarna Awale, a senior pilot of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), after he was found guilty of foreign currency misuse. He was recently fined about Rs 10 million by the Kathmandu District Court.
An aircraft belonging to Fly Dubai is in stand-by position to fly to Dubai, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Around 154 passengers are ready to board the aircraft after receiving boarding passes from the counter and going through all immigration formalities and security checks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
-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.