NAC successfully conducts test flight of Y-12 aircraft to Suketar Airport

Published On: August 6, 2019 02:10 PM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, Aug 6: Nepal Airlines, the national flag carrier successfully conducted a test flight of its Chinese-made Y-12 aircraft to Taplejung-based Suketar Airport.

Station in-charge at Suketar Airport, Raju Karki told Republica online that the same aircraft has already launched its test-flight in the western hills successfully.

Pilot N Sherpa said Suketar Airport was suitable for Y-12 aircraft. NAC had scheduled its flights to Suketar twice a week from Kathmandu.

However, the flight has been disrupted since June 19 citing poor weather. Station In-charge Karki told Republica that all flights would be regular as soon as the weather turned normal.

Taplejung is also the home district of newly appointed minister for Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai.

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