Only 20 domestic flights in a day from Kathmandu airport

File image: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
File image: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Kathmandu, May 2

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has set a ceiling on the number of domestic flights allowed to operate every day from the Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu.

The decision is aimed at reducing the size of crowds at the airport so as to avoid the risk of coronavirus infection.

The authority made the decision after a meeting with airline companies today. It will be in effect until the next decision.

As per the new rule, only 35 domestic flights can take off the airport every day.

The following airlines have got the following number of flights:

  • Buddha Air: 18
  • Yeti Airlines: 10
  • Shree Airlines: 5
  • Airlines flying to remote regions: 2

Earlier, the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre of the government had recommended for the suspension of all domestic flights.

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