JUMLA, Sept 12: Surkhet-Jumla flight has come into operation for the first time after Surkhet was chosen as the capital of Karnali Province. Tourism Minister Nanda Singh Budha inaugurated the flight by taking a Surkhet-Jumla flight conducted by Summit Air. The flights will be managed by Go Karnali Travels and Tour P. Ltd.
Surkhet-Jumla air service has been operated with a view to promoting tourism, Tourism Minister Budha said at a press meet organized by Tourism Journalists Association at the airport.
As many as 18 people travelled to Jumla from Surkhet by the maiden flight while 10 people travelled to Surkhet from Jumla, said Summit Air Jumla Incharge Santosh Jang Shahi.
Go Karnali Tour and Travels and Snowland Hotel Operator Parwati Mahat said the airfare for Jumla-Surkhet has been fixed at Rs 4,000 while Surkhet-Jumla airfare has been fixed at Rs 4,100.
According to her, two-way flights will be conducted two days a week - Friday and Tuesday.
Surkhet-Jumla flights were brought into operation after Surkhet was unanimously chosen as the capital of Karnali Province. Nepalgunj-Jumla flights have been in operation since long.