KATHMANDU, April 26: Nepal's air safety rating has increased as per the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety audit.
The Nepal Air Safety Audit team as per its preliminary policy has been able to keep the total compliance rate to 70.1 percent with a rise of three percent than earlier.
At a press conference organized on Monday, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) shared that Nepal's compliance rate is above the average in ICAO's air safety audit.
On the occasion, CAAN Director General Pradeep Adhikari said Nepal has been able to impart a message that its sky is safe by increasing the safety audit score by three percent than before.
However, the air restriction imposed by the European Union (EU) has not been lifted in the case of the country despite its rise in safety rating of the ICAO audit. The CAAN believes that this progress would surely help Nepal in the coming days.
The EU has banned Nepali aircrafts in European skies noting air safety sensitivities since 2014.