Kathmandu, October 15
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati, has said up to 10 new aircraft will be procured for the national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) within the current fiscal year.
During his meeting with a group of students at his official residence in Pulchowk today, the Minister said the decision to add more aircraft for the NAC was aimed at ending anomalies in the airfares.
NAC is gearing up to acquire three additional Twin Otters for domestic flights, bringing its total to five.
Kirati said that NAC has commenced flights from Nepalgunj airport to various remote areas for the duration of Dashain. He assured that he would engage in discussions with relevant authorities to deter any potential sale of air tickets on the black market during festivals.