Kathmandu, August 16
In the fifth phase, beginning tomorrow (August 17), the government is conducting 43 flights to take back Nepalis, mostly migrant workers, stranded in various parts of the country due to the Covid-19 crisis.
The aircraft of the national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation, and Himalaya Airlines, as well as those of various foreign airlines, will be used in the flights.
Although the government’s plan to repatriate only a maximum of 500 people has been criticised by stakeholders, the government has already finalised a schedule as per its plan.
Here is the schedule.
|Date||Nepal Airlines flights||Himalaya Airlines flights||Foreign airlines’ flights|
|Aug 17||Dubai, UAE||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Dubai, UAE (FlyDubai)|
|Aug 18||Doha, Qatar||Doha||Istanbul, Turkey (Turkish)|
|Aug 19||Kuala Lumpur (2)||Kuala Lumpur|
|Aug 20||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia||Dammam, Saudi Arabia||Dubai (FlyDubai)|
|Aug 21||Dubai||Kuala Lumpur||Kuala Lumpur (Malindo)|
|Aug 22||Kuwait City, Kuwait||Kuwait City||Kuwait City (Jazeera)|
|Aug 24||Doha||Doha||Seoul, South Korea (Korean)|
|Aug 25||Dubai||Abu Dhabi, UAE||Sharjah, UAE (Air Arabia)|
|Aug 26||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||Dammam||Doha (Qatar)|
|Aug 27||Dubai||Abu Dhabi||Abu Dhabi (Etihad)|
|Aug 29||Dubai||Abu Dhabi||Australia (Silk)|
|Aug 31||Dubai||Abu Dhabi||Sharjah (Air Arabia)|