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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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, 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, 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 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, Jan 6: Turkish Airlines has announced its for the year, 2018. Issuing a statement on Friday, the airline said that it aimed to carry a total of 74 million passengers, including 33 million passengers in domestic routes and 41 million in international routes.
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Around a dozen international airlines operating flights to Nepal owe the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) around Rs 1.35 billion in various services including passengers service charge, air development fee, landing, parking and the fees involving the use of navigational equipment.
SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI, Dec 15: When a 17-year-old Bollywood actress took to social media this week alleging she was sexually assaulted on an airplane, she appeared to catch the airline industry off-guard.
KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Civil Aviation Office has issued a public notice, asking over two dozen international airlines and other businesses operating on the airport premises to pay their settle all their outstanding dues within mid-December.
KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Two dozen international airlines operating in Nepal have yet to pay around Rs 2.5 billion to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) for using various services at Nepal's only international airport.