Nepal Airlines’ technical woes ground 2 international aircraft, affecting passengers

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Kathmandu, January 16

Two of the four international flights operated by Nepal Airlines Corporation have been grounded due to technical issues, causing disruptions for passengers.

Ramesh Poudel, the spokesperson for the Nepal Airlines Corporation, said that the flight with registration number 9N-ALZ, an A330 series widebody aircraft, had to be halted due to a problem with the flight control sensor.

“The scheduled flight to Doha last night was interrupted, and we are currently making arrangements to transport its passengers on the 7:45 pm flight today,” he said.

A narrow-body aircraft from the corporation has been sent to Israel for repairs. This aircraft, grounded in Nepal for over a month, could not undergo timely repairs, leading to a reduction in the corporation’s international flight capacity by two aircraft.

“The repair team is working to complete it today,” he said, “If the repair is successful, there should be no impact on the scheduled flights.” Currently, the corporation has only one widebody and one narrowbody aircraft in operational condition.

Regarding the Doha flight, 276 passengers who were preparing to depart from Kathmandu had to be accommodated in hotels overnight. Poudel said that they are prepared to resume their journey today.

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