KATHMANDU, May 26: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to open the Department of Passport on all Sundays even as the government has introduced a public holiday on all Saturdays and Sundays. The DoP will be providing its services even on Sundays from 10 AM to 4 PM beginning May 29.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has expanded the existing domestic flight time to 18 hours a day so as to manage the growing air traffic at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, April 26: Nepal's air safety rating has increased as per the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety audit.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Nepal's national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), has started its regular flights to Saudi Arabia, for the first time. The airline’s wide body A330 aircraft made its inaugural flight to Riyadh on April 22.

Although the international airport is ready for operation if we consider the development of physical infrastructures, the operation of the airport is still uncertain as some of the critical issues related to this are not yet resolved.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) would be brought into operation round the clock from May 29.

KATHMANDU, April 15: For the first time, Nepal's national flag carrier will fly to Saudi Arabia on a regular basis from April 22.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has directed the officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) including its newly-appointed board members to further develop Nepal's airports and keep them in good condition.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Jazeera Airways of Kuwait is to make its first commercial flight at Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA).

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The Supreme Court has issued a short-term interim order against the decision of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to grant compulsory leave to Rajkumar Chhetri from the post of Director General.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the regulatory body of the country's aviation sector, is running with an acting director general (DG).

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The 13th meeting of the Nepal-European Union Joint Commission is scheduled to take place in Kathmandu on November 24, Wednesday.

Chhetri is new CAAN director general

September 22, 2021 11:38 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Raj Kumar Chhetri has been appointed the director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the regulatory body of the country’s aviation sector.

KATHMANDU, August 30: The revenue of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has dropped significantly in the past two years due to the COVID-19 crisis.

KATHMANDU, August 7: Nepal has moved a step forward to split the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) into two entities, which is the bottom line of the European Union to remove the country’s airlines from the blacklist and allow them to fly in the European airspace.

KATHMANDU, June 29: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has made it mandatory for those traveling to Nepal to quarantine themselves in a hotel for seven days.

CAAN directs airlines to clear dues

February 8, 2021 15:40 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has pressed the airlines that have not cleared their dues amounting millions for many years to pay the dues within 30 days.

POKHARA, Jan 25: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has directed to track the paragliding activities in the sky of Pokhara with GPS. According to CAAN, the new decision was taken in view of the increasing instances of accidents after pilots often flew away from the designated area due to lack of any mechanism in place to track their movement in the sky.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The state-owned Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has received the commercial ground handling permission for Gautam Buddha International Airport and Pokhara Regional International Airport.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The government is developing the Biratnagar Airport as an entry point of East Nepal for tourists traveling through air.

Ban on Nepali airlines in the EU skies remains in place

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Karnali provincial government and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development, expansion and upgradation of Surkhet Airport on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has issued a flight schedule allowing various domestic airlines to conduct 71 domestic flights a day in the month of October.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28 : Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has directed the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal to reconsider the license of self-ground handling for the Himalaya Airlines.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The earnings of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) saw a sharp decline of 43 percent in the last fiscal year 2019/20.

KATHMANDU, June 7: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has directed international airlines not to initiate bookings arbitrarily at a time when air services remain suspended due to COVID-19 in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has said that it was evaluating proposals for renovation of international terminal building as part of transforming Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) into a 'boutique airport'.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is making a move to collect outstanding dues of over Rs 2 billion from 230 airlines companies, government offices, firms, and individuals.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, has drawn the attention of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to solve the problem of plane holding.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has requested European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to lobby for lifting the ban on Nepali airlines from flying to European Union (EU) nations, at the 56th Directors General of Civil Aviation, Asia and Pacific Regions (DGCA) conference that concluded in Kathmandu last week.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: With the theme of “Harmonizing Efforts to Meet Capacity Constraints”, Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is organizing 56th Director Generals of Civil Aviation (DGCA) conference from Monday.

KATHMANDU, August 17: European Union has welcomed the decision to split CAAN into a regulatory body and service provider.

KATHMANDU, July 31: A total of Rs 10.25 billion has been collected from international flights passengers in the Aviation Development Fund (ADF) over the past five years.

Govt set to unbundle CAAN

July 26, 2019 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, July 26: The government has drafted two bills in a bid to split the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), hoping that the move would pave the way for Nepal's removal from the aviation safety list of the European Union.

CAAN to be split into two bodies

July 6, 2019 19:35 pm

KATHMANDU, July 7: The government has decided to split the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) into two organizations in a bid to make country's aviation sector more secure and effective.

KATHMANDU, April 29: Yeti Airlines has inducted a new ATR 72-500 aircraft in its fleet.

KATHMANDU, April 24: Air passengers flying to New Delhi or vice versa will have to face problem due to shortage of tickets for at least a few days as airlines operating on the route have said that they cannot increase flight frequency immediately.

No time for NOTAM

April 20, 2019 01:05 am

Irrespective of the suffering caused by the cancellation of RA’s flight (RA231) to Dubai (DWC) due to night time runway closure after 10 PM, it was good that Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) was strictly followed. Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is currently passing through a phase of ten hours airport closure that is to last until the end of June. By then, the whole of runway surface will have been scrapped out and done anew.

KATHMANDU, April 5: As per international air safety protocol, the Nepal Airlines Dubai-bound flight of April 3 had the responsibility to deplane all of its 257 passengers after it cancelled its flight citing notice to airmen (NOTAM).

POKHARA, March 19: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has authorized Nepal Airsports Association (NAA) to regulate and supervise paragliding flights in Pokhara.

19 airports out of operation

March 17, 2019 08:43 am

KATHMANDU, March 17: Among the total 49 airports in the country, 19 do not operate regular flight services. With airports stagnant, airfields have transformed into grass fields.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: International passenger movement at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has increased by 12 percent in 2018, compared to the previous year.

POKHARA, Nov 18: Pokhara Airport will remain shut for 15 hours daily from today to carry out renovation works on the dilapidated runway, authorities said on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has requested people not to fly kites near the airport premises saying that it might disrupt the flight security.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has stepped up to take action against the private airlines companies for not abiding by the planes' parking agreement.

KATHMANDU, June 25: In a controversial move, the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has asked the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to allow convicted senior captain Subarna Awale to resume working as pilot. Awale was earlier fined Rs 10 million by the Kathmandu District Court for misusing foreign currency.

POKHARA, May 27: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has warned paragliding companies of action if they act against the laws and regulations of the CAAN. The authority has also warned both pilots and companies of canceling their license if they continue to breach the regulations.

Locals elated to see plane at the airfield after a decade

KATHMANDU, April 10: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has allocated Rs 100 million for the maintenance of runway at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, March 14: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has dismissed an allegation that the Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) did not guide the US-Bangla aircraft properly when it was trying to land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Monday.