KATHMANDU, Oct 1: The regular flight from Kathmandu to Solukhumbu to Lukla has been shifted to Manthali in Ramechhap.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has decided that effective from today (October 1), airline companies will be allowed to operate only one flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and other flights will be operated from Manthali Airport in Ramechhap.
Accordingly, on Saturday, Summit Air made its first flight from Ramechhap to Lukla. According to Teknath Sitaula, spokesperson of Tribhuvan Airport, this decision has been taken to reduce the air pressure in Kathmandu in the morning.
Earlier, even before the pandemic, the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla was shifted to Ramechhap. Summit Air, Tara Air, Sita Air have regular flights to Lukla. As the tourist season begins, Lukla gets busy.