KATHMANDU, August 2: Revenue generated by Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has increased by 16.67 percent in the previous fiscal year 2021/22. The CAAN has made an income of Rs 7.44 billion in the fiscal year along with a rise in airport fees.

KATHMANDU, August 1: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), which could not spend even half of the budget allocated for it in the last fiscal year, has announced a budget of Rs 41 billion for the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has said that the construction work on its behalf at the Pokhara Regional International Airport has almost been completed.

KATHMANDU, July 31: A team from the European Union (EU), which has placed Nepal on the air ban list since 2013, is going to visit Nepal to conduct a safety audit.

KATHMANDU, July 24: A few days ago, Bimal Pahari, president of Nepal Paragliding Pilot Club, expressed his grievances at a formal event. His complaint was, “We pilots and businessmen are to blame for the removal of paragliding from the skies of Pokhara, which has been there in the city for almost two and a half decades.”

KATHMANDU, July 5: Representatives of the French Civil Aviation Authority have said that they will take initiatives to remove Nepal from the EU's air safety list. They made the commitment at a recent meeting between officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and representatives of the French Civil Aviation Authority.

KATHMANDU, June 30: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) had directed airline companies to park their aircraft at airports outside the Kathmandu Valley at night as per the operating base prescribed to them to reduce the pressure at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

POKHARA June 23- As the Pokhara Regional International airport is in the final stage of construction, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), has directed the entrepreneurs concerned to shift the popular aerial adventure sport, paragliding, to some other place from January. According to the authorities, it is not possible for civil flights and paragliding to take place in the same sky at the same time.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Helicopter companies have been provided five more days to relocate to a new operating base for night-stop.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The Airline Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) has withdrawn its decision to suspend domestic flights from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has said that a mandatory provision for the night-stop parking to 35 aircraft including 17 helicopters outside Kathmandu is the need of the hour.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has unveiled a mandatory provision for the night-stop parking to 34 aircrafts including 14 helicopters outside Kathmandu Valley citing lack of sufficient space at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

POKHARA, June 15: A Tara Air plane crashed in Mustang, during the Pokhara-Jomsom flight, two weeks ago. All the passengers and the crew members on board the plane died in the crash. Following the accident, the aviation regulatory body, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), decided not to provide permission to domestic flights to fly until the weather is clear.

KATHMANDU, June 3: The Airline Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) has said that it is impossible to implement the decision of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to have two pilots in a single-engine helicopter.

KATHMANDU, June 1: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has decided not to allow domestic flights to operate if the weather is not clear.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has said that a Nepal Army (NA) helicopter that flew in search of the missing Tara Airline aircraft has landed near a possible accident site.

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.