NAC operates chartered flight to Tokyo

September 26, 2019 08:10 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is operating first of its two chartered flights to Narita International Airport of Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: A committee formed by the government a month ago to bring reforms in Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has recommended the corporation to immediately add two Airbus 320 aircraft to fly to newly-identified destinations.

Way to revive NAC

September 11, 2019 02:00 am

By all means, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), the only and the oldest state-owned airlines company of the country, is in a sorry state.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is reducing flight frequency on Kathmandu-Osaka sector from Thursday, citing low passengers.

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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has started operating direct passenger flights to Osaka in Japan. The Airbus A330-200 airliner took off in the wee hours of Thursday from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, August 7: Newly appointed minister of culture, tourism and civil aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai has formed a five-member team to bring reforms in Nepal Airlines Corporation.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is planning to conduct a due diligence audit (DDA), for which it has called proposals from interested consultants.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has lessened airfare for Kathmandu-Osaka-Kathmandu flights as part of its promotional activity, from Monday.

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KATHMANDU, July 29: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has introduced a new airfare for Osaka in Japan for Rs 36,999 including VAT.

NAC becomes top carrier for 2018

July 11, 2019 20:20 pm

KATHMANDU, July 11: The national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has topped the list of the airlines carrying the most number of tourists into the country.

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NAC flying to Osaka from July 4

May 9, 2019 07:59 am

KATHMANDU, May 9: After 12 years of hiatus, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is resuming its direct flights to Osaka of Japan. The flights of the Nepali national flag carrier will start from July 4.

In the exhibition, there are a total of 97 artworks on display that explore nature, culture, tradition, expression, religion and more. The exhibition showcases artworks of veteran artists including Shashi Bikram Shah, Batsa Gopal Vaidya, Krishna Manandhar, Madan Chitrakar, Shyam Lal Shrestha, Ashok Man Singh among others.

In the painting, there is a rhythm in the use of motifs and the color combination has a balance making it aesthetically appealing. Though having numerous things happening in the canvas, his skillful way to use positive and negative space has given a balance in the painting. This has led the viewers to get a clear picture of what the artist is trying to convey.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Nabin Kumar Ghimire, chief commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Sunday said that the anti-graft body is probing the high-profile corruption cases including the multi-billion rupee wide-body aircraft purchase scam.

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, Feb 8: Information Minister Gokul Prasad Baskota said on Thursday that the government would probe the alleged scam in Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) wide body purchase deal.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has received Air Operator's Certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to conduct flights to Japan.

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KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), the national flag- carrier, has come up with a promotional offer scheme in Kathmandu-Bangkok-Kathmandu route.

KATHMANDU, Jan. 14: Leaders of different political parties have demanded to book the guilty persons involved in the procurement of two wide body aircraft for the Nepal flag carrier- Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: A Boeing aircraft of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) that was taken to Malaysia for repair around two months ago will be repatriated home tomorrow (Tuesday) after successful maintenance, said NAC officials.

KAILALI, Jan 13: Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has refuted his alleged involvement in wide-body aircraft procurement process.

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has denied his involvement in irregularities in procurement of two wide-body jets by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday endorsed with some corrections the report of the subcommittee is formed to probe irregularities in the procurement of two wide-body jet aircraft for the national airline.

Lawmakers defend home secretary Rai

January 6, 2019 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Defending home secretary Prem Kumar Rai, lawmakers have raised question over punishment suggested by a report submitted to Public Accounts Committee (PAC) by the sub-committee formed to investigate the controversy surrounding the purchase of wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The Bibeksheel Sajha Party has stated that its serious attention was drawn over the issue of alleged embezzlement in the purchase of the wide-body aircraft for the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).

BHOJPUR, Dec 21: Nepal Airlines Corporation’s Bhojpur-Biratnagar flight service has been disrupted for over two weeks due to poor weather conditions in Terai.

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Probe NAC scam in depth

December 12, 2018 02:00 am

After decades-long mismanagement, politicization, opaque deals and corruption, a crucial organization of the country, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), stands at the crossroads.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: It has already been three weeks since the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) started investigation into the controversial purchase of wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC). However, but it has not even formed a sub-committee yet to take it forward, which is the standard practice to deal with any serious financial matter.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: The Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO) has found that the purchase of two wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) was made without any tender calls, and there was no open competition. This was a massive breach of procurement law.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Demanding impartial investigation of the purchase of two wide-body airplanes, Naya Shakti Party Nepal (NSP-N) staged a protest in front of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) Friday morning.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Lawmakers have sought resignation of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) Managing Director Sugat Ratna Kansakar over alleged irregularities in wide-body jets procurement.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Three weeks after Nepal Airlines Corporation portrayed its pathetic financial status, a government minister has floated the idea of running the national flag carrier on a public limited company model.

On airbus scam

December 5, 2018 01:00 am

As a government-owned company, Nepal Airlines Corporation’s compliance with public procurement regulations has to be above suspicion

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament directed the Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO) Wednesday to investigate the alleged ‘misuse’ of fund in the procurement of two wide-body A330-200 Airbus planes by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said the government was committed to making the services of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) effective and expanded the number of its destinations.

POKHARA, Nov 27: Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has claimed that there has been a ploy to weaken Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC). The minister’s claim comes at a time when investigation is ongoing over procurement of two wide body A330-200 series Airbus aircrafts.

NAC officials dodge most PAC questions

November 26, 2018 10:23 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Officials of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) who were summoned at the parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Sunday for questioning over the purchase of two wide-body aircraft, faced a barrage of questions but shied away from answering most of them.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: International Relation Committee of the parliament has formed a sub-committee to investigate the procurement process of wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).

NAC in deep hole, need urgent action

November 18, 2018 02:30 am

When an organization lacks a clear business plan, does not properly study market before starting a new project and doesn’t consider economic viability of business plan, such organizations are bound to fail.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: After its newly purchased wide-body aircraft incurred losses within one and half months of operation, Nepal Airlines Corporation, the national flag carrier, has turned to the government for financial support.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: China has assured Nepal that it would allow the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) to operate commercial flights to its cities.

ACHHAM, Oct 15: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has started regular commercial flight to Sanfebagar airport of Achham, a hilly district of far-western region, from Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is beginning scheduled flights on Kathmandu-Dang route from Monday. The flight will be operated via Bhairahawa.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The government is planning to purchase eight new aircraft in the current fiscal year.