LONDON, Sept 9: British Airways pilots began a 48-hour strike on Monday, grounding nearly all its flights and disrupting the plans of thousands travelers in unprecedented industrial action over a pay dispute.
BEIJING, Aug 6: Air China (601111.SS) will suspend its flights on the Beijing-Hawaii route from Aug. 27 after a review of its network, China’s flagship carrier said on Tuesday, as travel demand remains weak amid an escalating U.S.-China trade war.
KATHMANDU, May 30: Flights to and from the Tribhuvan International Airport were affected due to adverse weather conditions today. International flights were affected since this afternoon due to bad weather, general manager of the TIA Raj Kumar Chettri said.
ISLAMABAD, March 1: Four Pakistani airports will begin partial operations on Friday with a full resumption of commercial flights on Monday, following their suspension after military tensions with India erupted earlier this week, the Civil Aviation Authority said.
KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has completed preparations to operate commercial flights to Osaka International Airport in Japan. As per the corporation’s business plan for the two new wide body Airbus A330-200 airplanes, flights to Osaka will start from February, said Madan Kharel, executive director of the NAC.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Qatar Airways has announced the return of its recently-launched seasonal routes to Antalya, Bodrum, Mykonos and Málaga, with more flights and upgraded aircraft on two routes from May 2019, according to a statement issued by the Doha-based carrier.
KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Air passengers travelling to Lukla and Dang, now can fly with scheduled flights of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC). In the face of tourist season as well as the upcoming festival (Dashain, Tihar and Chhat Parva), NAC has announced to start the scheduled flights to Lukla and Dang before Dashain.
POKHARA, Oct 4: With the beginning of the tourist season in the country, Yeti Airlines, a private airline company, has started flights in the Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu sector. Yeti has deployed its new ATR 72-500 aircraft for the sector.
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.
KATHMANDU, Sept 11: International airlines companies have been adding to the numbers of their flights to Nepal one after another after the government announced to celebrate the year 2020 as the Visit Nepal Year.
KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Thai Lion Air, a Thailand-based carrier, has launched its scheduled flights on Bangkok-Kathmandu sector. According to a statement issued by the airline, it will fly three times a week to Kathmandu, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
KATHMANDU, July 3: Around 800 domestic and Indian tourists are stuck at Simikot Airport in Humla district as poor visibility due to heavy rainfall obstructed affected chopper flights. Most of the stranded passengers are heading to Kailash-Mansarovar region of Tibet -- a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus.
KATHMANDU, June 19: Qatar Airways has announced its flights to Mykonos of Greece. Issuing a statement on Monday, Nepal office of Qatar Airways said that the airline will provide seasonal direct service to the Greek island four times a week from Doha by an Airbus A320 until September 30 this year.
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.
POKHARA, May 11: All commercial flights in the Pokhara-Jomsom sector scheduled for Saturday morning have been canceled in light of the Muktinath visit of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Issuing a notice to airmen (NOTAM), Jomsom airport has informed all airlines companies not to schedule their flights on Saturday morning for Jomsom airport. According to Bhanubhakta Koirala, chief of Jomsom airport, the NOTAM has been issued for 6:00 am to 9:30 am on Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 15: Hundreds of flights have been canceled and roadways are treacherous in several Midwestern states as a deadly storm system stretching from Gulf Coast to Great Lakes rolls across the central U.S., bringing heavy snow, strong winds, rain and hail.
FRANKFURT, April 10: German airline giant Lufthansa said it will cancel "more than 800" flights on Tuesday as public-sector workers walk out on strike for more pay, hobbling major airports like Frankfurt.
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BOSTON, March 3: A nor’easter pounded the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force winds and sideways rain and snow Friday, flooding streets, grounding flights, stopping trains and leaving 1.6 million customers without power from North Carolina to Maine. At least five people were killed by falling trees or branches.
KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Buddha Air will be expanding its direct flight services in the domestic network. It has already started operating direct flights from Pokhara – Bharatpur – Pokhara, and Pokhara – Bhairahawa – Pokhara since 15 September 2017, and has also been operating direct flights to Biratnagar – Tumlingtar – Biratnagar since 12 June 2011.
KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Qatar Airways has announced its new flights to Saint Petersburg from Doha. Organizing an event at the Russian Culture Center in Kathmandu, the airways announced that its first flight in the sector will take off on December 19.
SOLUKHUMBU, Oct 15: With an increase in the number of tourists visiting Solukhumbu, number of flights operating at Khumbu Airport has increased. There are more than 100 flights operating from the airport every day.
KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The terminal lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport TIA) has been extremely cramped on Thursday afternoon. The passengers were forced to stand due to lack of seats. The lounge was cramped with passengers after all the flights from the TIA were delayed suddenly.