KATHMANDU, Nov 4: The government has issued instructions to Nepal Airlines, emphasizing its focus on Chaurjahari in Rukum West, while other airlines have been placed on standby.

POKHARA, Sept 23: Airline companies of Nepal have started expanding flights to meet the increasing demand on the Kathmandu-Pokhara route.

Kathmandu, Aug 23: Domestic flights have been affected due to the incessant rainfall on Wednesday, the Tribhuvan International Airport Office said in a statement. The flights were affected due to low visibility.

SEOUL, Aug 5: Some airlines have cancelled flights to Taipei and rerouted others using nearby airspace that has been closed to civilian traffic during Chinese military exercises sparked by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.

KATHMANDU, March 20: Seven airline companies that were shut down due to various reasons are yet to clear royalty dues worth over Rs 110 million to the government.

DALLAS, Jan 20: Some flights to and from the U.S. were canceled on Wednesday even after AT&T and Verizon scaled back the rollout of high-speed wireless service that could interfere with aircraft technology that measures altitude.

70 pc air tickets booked for Dashain

October 6, 2021 15:26 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: More than 70 percent air tickets of the major airlines have been booked for Dashain.

KATHMANDU, August 31: The operators of airlines in the country have agreed to scrap the mandatory use of face shields by air passengers effective from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, August 26: The government has been providing 1.5 million kilograms of rice annually through the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) to the remote district of Humla in Karnali. Due to the lack of road networks, private sector airlines - Summit Air, Tara Air and Sita Air - have been involved in the transportation of rice.

KATHMANDU, March 19: In response to the decision of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) to hike the price of aviation turbine fuel, airline companies in the country have decided to increase the air fare.

SYDNEY, March 11: The Australian government unveiled a A$1.2 billion ($928 million) tourism support package on Thursday, aimed at boosting local travel while international routes remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Nepal is preparing to enter an air service agreement with three countries including Indonesia, Finland and Russia.

Aviation industry was witnessing astounding growth making most companies in the industry financially profitable and thriving. This indicated that future was promising for the travel industry and many other supporting sectors. However, the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak has left tourism industry hardest hit leaving many jobless and devastating even strong economies like the US and China. In its first 20-year passenger growth forecast, The International Air Transport Association (IATA) had projected that passenger numbers will reach a staggering 7.3 billion by 2034. To cope with that rising demand, airlines were offering more flights, adding more routes and were expanding their services to attract more customers.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Domestic airlines have decided to provide up to 36% discount on airfare to the passengers traveling to destinations other than Simara, Bharatpur and Janakpur from Monday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: The Nepal Airlines Corporation has stated that it will operate flights to Osaka of Japan only for two days a week. The NAC began its direct flight to Osaka from August 29.

Nepal Airlines set to fly to Osaka

August 21, 2019 07:36 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has completed preparations to operate its scheduled commercial flight on the Kathmandu-Osaka-Kathmandu route on August 29.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The Himalayan Airlines, one of the private carriers in the country, is going to start its Kathmandu-Dhaka flight from tomorrow.

Better late than never

June 1, 2019 01:25 am

Nothing could be worse for an airline or an aircraft maker if circumstances lead to groundings of their fleet. Aircrafts are made to fly, not to sit idle. In fact, it costs money even to keep them on ground. Airlines work endlessly to make maximum use of the fleet they have. But it is no surprise that RA is seen to suffer first, for being slow in making efforts to increase its fleet utilisation and second, in failing to move away B757 it has opted to ground. Both 757s still sit occupying constricted TIA space.

SEOUL, May 19: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will organise a summit with airlines, regulators and manufacturers in 5 to 7 weeks to discuss what is needed for the Boeing Co 737 MAX to return to service, the airline group’s head said on Wednesday.

BEIJING, May 22: China’s three biggest airlines have requested compensation from U.S. planemaker Boeing Co for losses incurred by the grounding and delayed deliveries of 737 MAX jets, as regulators gather to discuss design changes for the troubled aircraft.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Yeti Airlines has claimed to have become the first airline in Nepal, and most probably South Asia, to successfully reduce and offset its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of 2018, replicating the United Nation’s ‘Greening the Blue’ approach to climate neutrality.

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.

NAIROBI, March 10: An Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, a spokesman for the airline told Reuters.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: National flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has announced 50 vacancies for pilots. In July last year, the corporation had said that it had only 85 pilots on its roll, whereas the total requirement was 143. The corporation had said that the deficiency was the reason behind its inability to run its fleet with full capacity. The corporation had also said that it was planning to recruit foreign pilots as well.

Safety in the air begins on the ground

December 28, 2018 17:17 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The flight crew is not the only ones who take care of your safety when you fly with Buddha Air. When it comes to flying in an airline, most of the times, you only remember the activities of the pilots and flight attendants. But an airline has more to offer for the care and safety of its passengers. Take the Ground Operations for example. These people commit all their hours for the safety and security of the passengers. While the cabin crew takes care of things in the air, the Ground Operations take care of things on land.

Since Buddha Air started flying in 1997, it has become the most trusted airlines of Nepal. It has grown to be the largest and longest operating privately owned domestic airlines in Nepal.

HUMLA, Oct. 5: The private airlines companies that used to operate their flights to Humla from Nepalgunj and Surkhet airports now have shifted their attention to the eastern belt of the country seeking more profits during the festive season.

Flight of fancy

September 15, 2018 00:10 am

We have complete dislikes for long routes and it cannot be anything but natural to take shorter ones where possible even while walking. It is not just distance: men are still striving to get to the farthest place faster by any means. It took almost 13 days to fly 9189nm between London-Sydney in 1935 and flying boats did it with 30 stops. People were happy with that as ships took months. The London-Sydney distance is taken as the last frontier even if Auckland is even further off.

A gay couple was allegedly asked to give up their seats to accommodate a straight couple during an Alaska Airlines flight from New York City to Los Angeles.

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: Shree Airlines has started scheduled flight to Rajbiraj from Kathmandu from Sunday. The airline used its CRJ 200 series aircraft having 9N AMA call sign for the flight, according to a statement issued by the airline on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli and his delegation to China left for Beijing, the capital city of the People's Republic of China on Tuesday, on Himalaya Airlines' Airbus A320.

POKHARA, June 17: A jet stream aircraft belonging to Yeti Airlines has narrowly escaped an accident at Pokhara Airport, on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, June 16: Private sector airline operator, Shree Airlines, is all set to begin its air service on the Kathmandu-Rajbiraj route from June 24. The 25-minute flight will cost minimum Rs 4,000 per person.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Turkish Airlines, ZTO Express and PAL Air limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build a Joint Venture company to operate as a Global Express/ Courier company.

KATHMANDU, Jun 3: Domestic private sector airlines have decided to hike airfare. The hiked airfare will be effective from coming Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Reopening of airports and launch of new flight routes in different parts of the country has elated airline companies.

KATHMANDU, April 24: A report submitted by a government panel formed to investigate the March 12 crash of US Bangla Air has left unanswered some vital issues related to the airport authorities, the concerned airlines said on Monday, raising doubts over impartiality of the report released by the Nepali authorities.

KATHMANDU, April 21: As part of its corporate social responsibility program on the occasion of its 3rd anniversary, Himalaya Airlines has handed over kitchen utilities along with a year's supply of notebooks for the children of Prayas Nepal, on the Nepali New Year's Day, on April 14.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Yeti Airlines has announced to support 'Ek Ek Paila' campaign as a part of its overall commitment to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

KATHMANDU, March 19: Yeti Airlines-Tara Air, in partnership with Khumbu-Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC), Himalaya Club and United National Development Program (UNDP), has formally launched 'Everest Clean-Up Campaign'.

KATHMANDU, Mar 18: An aircraft belonging to Yeti Airlines has narrowly escaped an accident at Gautam Buddha Airport, Bhairahawa on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 15:  US-Bangla Airlines has suspended flights to Kathmandu indefinitely after its plane crashed  at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, killing 51 people.

United Airlines has apologized after a dog that was forced to travel in an overhead locker died.

KATHMANDU, Mar 14: Himalaya Airlines has organized different programs to celebrate third year of operation.

KATHMANDU, Mar 12: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has stated that 33 among those on board the US Bangladesh Airlines aircraft that crashed while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport are Nepalis.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Shree Airlines has been associated with the second season of Ruslan Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL) as the official airlines of the tournament.

Airlines decide to hike airfare

February 3, 2018 08:27 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Private airlines have decided to increase the airfare in the domestic sectors, starting Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Yeti Airlines, in partnership with United Nations Development Program (UNDP), has formally initiated the process to transform itself into a carbon neutral airline.