Nepal Government is riding high on preparations as the country’s Biggest Festival Season is nearing by.
In view of increasing demand during the festive season, the state-owned Nepal Airlines is gearing up plans to offer seamless connectivity to remote locations of the country.
Towards this end, the national flag carrier has already conducted test flights to hilly regions of the country such as Talcha, Simikot, Lukla, Dolpa and Jumla, on September 25-26, 2018.
Further, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is planning another test to Jomsom on September 27, 2018.
“We are just testing the suitability of flying Y12e aircraft to the remote destinations and will soon schedule regular flights based on the results of the test flights,” Madan Kharel, Executive Chairperson of NAC.
Following the last test on September 27, 2018, the team will submit the final performance report to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) seeking approval for running regular flights, adds Kharel.
“The report to be submitted to CAAN will include all relevant details, like maximum number of passengers per flight, baggage weight per person, wind condition and other weather-related matters. Our plan is to resume flights to viable remote domestic destinations before Dashain,” Kharel noted.