Kathmandu, June 22
The government says it is planning to launch a direct flight between Nepalgunj of mid-western Nepal and New Delhi, the capital city of India.
The new development has been possible after India has recently agreed to open new aviation routes to enter and exit Nepal. India has agreed to open a route above Mahendranagar to operate flights between the altitude of 18,000 and 24,000 feet. It means aircraft operating between the two countries at a lower height can use this way.
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari says India has expressed its commitment to conducting a detailed aviation safety analysis by September so that the flights could operate via this route.
“Now, we will operate direct flights from Nepalgunj to Delhi within next three to four months,” Adhikari told lawmakers at a meeting of the House of Representatives today.
Adhikari said all necessary infrastructures including offices for quarantine and immigration would be established in Nepalgunj within next three months.