Kathmandu, March 17
Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), the national flag carrier, says it has prioritised the restoration of its international market by resuming the flight services suspended with the outbreak of the Covid pandemic.
As the infection risk slows down, the resumption of disrupted flights is one of its current priorities, the corporation says.
The state-owned entity is preparing to connect two major cities of India, Bangalore and Mumbai, with Kathmandu very soon. As the corporation says, it is preparing to operate the Kathmandu-Bangalore flights from March 21 to be followed by the service between Kathmandu and Mumbai from March 29.
The NAC service for Bangalore will be available thrice a week–on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays–while the flights to and from Mumbai will be operated on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The NAC has ensured the operation of two flights on the Kathmandu-New Delhi route since March 14. It had continued the service for New Delhi amidst the adversity caused by the pandemic also.
Similarly, it is working on a plan to add one more flight along the Kathmandu-Narita (Japan) route from April 1.
According to NAC Spokesperson Archana Khadka, the corporation is likely to operate two flights a week. Additionally, preparations are underway for operating two flights on the Kathmandu-Bangkok route from March 21. Currently, Kathmandu-Bangkok has been connected by a single flight.