Flights at airports obstructed, over 200 foreign tourists stranded

Published On: July 26, 2016 04:12 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

SOLUKHUMBU, July 26: Flights at the Phaplu, Lukla and Syangboche airports have been obstructed, following bad weather condition due to incessant rainfall and dense fog for the past 11 days.

As a result, more than 200 foreign tourists have been stranded, the airport authorities said.

Of the total four airports in the district, Kangel Danda airport has been closed for the past two years while flights at other operating three have been obstructed following rainfall.

Five to six flights operate from the Lukla airport on a daily basis, but they have come to a halt at present due to bad weather conditions, said in-charge of Tara Airlines, Lukla, Phunuru Sherpa.

As a result, passengers including foreign tourists on their way back to their respective destinations after touring Sagarmatha area have been stranded, he said.

Some of them have been complaining that they were fast running out of money to pay their accommodation and food bills, apart from expiring their visa, he added. RSS

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