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Lockdowns in various districts reduce the number of domestic flights to half

File image: Domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport

Kathmandu, April 30

Lockdowns or prohibitory orders imposed in various districts of the country have reduced the number of domestic flights to half.

On Wednesday, the last day before the lockdown began in Kathmandu, the Tribhuvan International Airport had conducted 149 flights. The number decreased to 104 on Thursday, the first day of the lockdown, and 77 on Friday, according to the airport’s General Manager Pratap Babu Tiwari.

As per the number of passengers, there were 15,263 people on board these flights on Wednesday whereas it was 8,269 on Thursday.

The airport says there are 35 Buddha Air flights, 20 Yeti Air flights, 12 Shree Airlines flights, four Nepal Airlines flights, four Tara Air flights and two Summit Air flights on Friday.

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