KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Flights are to be operated to Lukla, Solukhumbu from the Manthali Airport in Ramechhap district in the near future.
Prior to this, flights to Lukla, Solukhumbu used to be operated from Kathmandu. Pradeep Adhikari, Director General at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), said CAAN has decided to operate flights to Lukla, Solukhumbu from the Manthali Airport in the near future and works related to expansion and construction of other infrastructures are underway at the Manthali Airport for this purpose.
Private sector airlines are also preparing to start operating flights in the Ramechhap-Lukla route from September 25. CAAN said expansion and construction works have been expedited at the Manthali Airport for upgrading it and readying the facilities and services required to cater to the passengers in this route who are largely foreign travelers.