KATHMANDU, July 10: The government has decided to resume international flights. As per the Cabinet decision, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has set the new flight schedule that adds new international flights to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). Now the total 53 international flights will take place in a week, said CAAN’s Spokesperson Raj Kumar Chhetri.

KATHMANDU, July 5: The Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN), an umbrella organization of airline operators, has demanded the government to increase the number of flights to make passenger movement easier and cheaper.

KATHMANDU, April 7: All domestic air services have been affected due to dust and smoke in the skies across the country, including in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has barred people other than passengers from entering the airport premises.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Himalaya Airlines started scheduled flights to Chongqing – a provincial-level municipality in southwest China – on Thursday.

TIA flights affected

January 4, 2020 09:07 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: The Tribhuvan Internation Airport (TIA) remained partly-affected due to bad weather on Friday. Both domestic and international flights were either diverted or cancelled because of low visibility caused by fog.

Paragliding flights have been successfully tested at Panchakot of Baglung municipality-6, a tourist destination.

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.

HONG KONG, August 12:  Hong Kong’s Airport Authority has canceled all flights not yet checked in by Monday afternoon

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, July 26: China has agreed to designate eight new destinations in China for flights operated by Nepali airlines.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Himalaya Airlines on Thursday said that it would start direct flights to Dhaka of Bangladesh from July 22.

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.

TORONTO, March 18: A fire at Toronto Pearson International Airport has caused officials to cancel all U.S.-bound flights from Terminal 1.

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.

DOLPA, Jan 26: The Juphal Airport in mountainous Dolpa district which was closed following the heavy snowfall has resumed three days after the disruption.

NAC preparing to fly to Osaka from Feb

January 12, 2019 07:49 am

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.

Qatar Airways unveils seasonal routes

November 21, 2018 09:37 am

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.

BANKE, Nov 15: The morning flights to and from Ranjha Airport, Nepalgunj could not take place today due to poor visibility following the fog in the region.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari has urged Chinese Culture Minister Luo Shugang to allow national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation to fly to China.

MUSIKOT, Oct 7: Salle airport in East Rukum has resumed flights today.

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.

Surkhet-Jumla flights come into operation

September 12, 2018 17:38 pm

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.

Thai Lion begins Kathmandu flights

August 2, 2018 09:44 am

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.

UAE, July 7: National flag-carrying Nepal Airlines Corporations (NAC) is all set to conduct Kathmandu-Dubai flight on a daily basis.

DOLPA, July 3: Nepali Cine Artist Rajesh Hamal has been stranded in Dolpa district due to lack of flights since last six days.

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 30: Privately-owned Buddha Air began scheduled commercial flights to Varanasi of India, from Friday.

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.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Sita Air has said that it will operate all its flights to Karnali province from Surkhet Airport from June 29 onwards.

BANKE, May 24: Government has suspended the chartered flight to the rural areas of the country.  The new decision came into the effect from Thursday following the minister-level decision

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.

JHAPA, April 22: A survey has started for regular night – time flights at the Bhadrapur airport in Jhapa.

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.

Surviving long haul flights

April 6, 2018 09:59 am

Going on a vacation is always exciting. You find yourself dreaming of pristine beaches, new sights, and days of doing absolutely nothing. But getting there can sometimes be the difficult part as you will have to survive long hours in a plane, often glued to your seat with very less space to move about. Whether you are going to be on one of these crazy-long-hauls or simply dreading your next trip halfway around the world, here are some coping strategies that can help make plane ride a little more comfortable.

KATHMANDU, March 22: Air service providers have said that the Kathmandu-Surkhet flights, will resume after weeks.

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.

KATHMANDU, Mar 4: Etihad Airways has launched the inaugural flight connecting Abu Dhabi with Baku, Azerbaijan. The inaugural flight, EY297, departed from Abu Dhabi to Baku on Friday.

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 30: Buddha Air has said that the ongoing dense fog in the southern part of the country has forced the airline to cancel the flights in the region.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Dense fog and cold wave have disrupted flights from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu to different destinations of the Tarai region.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Domestic flights operated from Tribhuvan International Airport were affected due to thick fog in various parts of southern plains Thursday.

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, Jan 12: Domestic carrier Buddha Air has announced plans to start direct flights between Kathmandu and Kolkata, India.

DUNAI, Dolpa, Dec 18: Flights from Nepalgunj airport to western part of the country including Dolpa have become irregular for the past one week due to thick fog with the start of winter season.

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.