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Airline Operators Association of Nepal warns to stop all commercial flights

Representational file: A flight
Representational file: A flight

Kathmandu, June 21

Airline Operators Association of Nepal has warned it will stop all commercial flights from Wednesday if its demands are not met.

The association, on Tuesday, presented five demands that it says are necessary for the betterment of the aviation sector.

Its first demand is for the government to take back its decision to increase the fees like passenger service charge and landing, parking and navigation fees.

The association has also asked for a space for hangers dedicated to helicopters where companies can repair them. They also want the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal to provide them with a helipad from where they can regularly operate flights.

The association has also asked CAAN to withdraw its provision to force helicopter and airline companies to set an operating base and start and end their flights from the respective airport it chooses as their base.

The association also wants CAAN to ask the government to help make aviation safety better in Nepal so that the European Union Air Safety Agency can remove it from its list of dangerous countries. It said that this was one of the reasons why Nepal’s tourism industry is not thriving.

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