Minraj Bhandari

The contributor for Republica.

Nepal’s second int’l airport now ready for commercial flight operation

Published On: March 11, 2022 03:30 PM NPT By: Minraj Bhandari

KATHMANDU, March 11: The construction of the second international airport has been completed in Nepal after seven decades.

Calibration flights at GBIA from today

Published On: February 18, 2022 12:29 PM NPT By: Minraj Bhandari

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Mechanical test flights (calibration flights) are being carried out at the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa from today. The calibration flights will be carried out for a week. GBIA is a project of national pride.

Gautam Buddha Airport to be operational from May 26

Published On: January 30, 2022 04:55 PM NPT By: Minraj Bhandari

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: If there is any technical problem in the plane flying in the Nepali sky, the situation of having to come to Kathmandu for emergency landing is coming to an end. At present, there is no alternative to returning to the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for emergency landing.

PADT to revoke agreement that allowed Batas Group to operate hotel in Nepal-India Friendship Dharamshala

Published On: January 25, 2022 09:31 AM NPT By: Minraj Bhandari

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has decided to revoke the agreement reached earlier with Batas Group for the operation of 'Nepal-India Friendship Dharamshala'. The agreement was reached without the approval of the Board of Directors of the PADT.

UAE entry conditions relaxed, Nepali airlines start carrying passengers from Nepal

Published On: August 16, 2021 11:50 AM NPT By: Minraj Bhandari

KATHMANDU, August 16: Airlines that have been flying empty to UAE to bring passengers to Nepal since last Monday will now be able to carry passengers from Nepal as well. Although the UAE allowed the entrance for passengers from Nepal no one was able to leave on national aircraft as the COVID Rapid PCR test facility was not available at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

167 Nepalis fly to UAE in an Air Arabia flight after rapid PCR test

Published On: August 13, 2021 11:22 AM NPT By: Minraj Bhandari

KATHMANDU, August 13: Air Arabia, which has been flying from UAE to Kathmandu since Monday, has started carrying passengers from both destinations from Thursday. Due to the lack of rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing facility at Nepal's airport, Air Arabia had been carrying passengers coming to Nepal from the UAE since Monday.

150 Nepali passengers barred from traveling to Dubai

Published On: August 11, 2021 12:20 PM NPT By: Minraj Bhandari

KATHMANDU, August 11: Nepali youths have been facing problems in going abroad for foreign employment because of the rules implemented by different countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As many as 150 passengers were barred from traveling to Dubai on Monday due to new rules imposed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

31 climbers permitted to climb Sagarmatha this spring season

Published On: April 1, 2021 11:00 AM NPT By: Minraj Bhandari

KATHMANDU, April 1: The number of people climbing Mt Sagarmatha from Nepal has been increasing this year as there will be no climbing from China in the spring this year. Officials at the Department of Tourism (DoT) are optimistic that this could greatly help revive the mountaineering sector that suffered huge loss last year due to the pandemic.

NAC in final stage of selling its Boeing 757-200 aircraft to American company

Published On: March 21, 2021 01:05 PM NPT By: Minraj Bhandari

KATHMANDU, March 21: In order to sell its Boeing 757-200 aircraft, the national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has sent a final agreement to the American company CSDS Aircraft Sales and Leasing Company. Stating that the sale process could not be taken forward earlier due to the long lockdown, the NAC said that the process would be completed soon.