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Passengers report ticket crunch despite 10 planes added to domestic fleet

File image: Domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport

Kathmandu, September 8

Those willing to head to their homes for this Dashain via air travel might not get tickets for the dates they have planned as the domestic airline companies are facing a hard time to meet the demand.

Though 10 new aircraft have been added to their fleet since Dashain last year, passengers have still complained of the crisis.

Buddha, Saurya and Yeti airlines have added one aircraft each to their domestic service. Sita Air and national flag-carrier Nepal Airlines have brought two new aeroplanes.

Shree Airlines, which began its service just this year, has three aircraft.

With the entry of more aeroplances, the number of flights has naturally increased. These aircraft can take around 370 more passengers once. But still, sufficient tickets are not available in the market.

Tickets of flights to airports of Terai region have almost been sold out for any date before Dashain. Companies providing services in the hilly region also say they have been receiving more passengers in the run-up to the greatest festival.

 


Published on September 8th, Friday, 2017 12:24 PM


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