Biggest project of the world opens with grand ceremony

Kathmandu, Oct 30:Landmark project, new Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA) opens with a grand ceremony on October 29 with domestic connections. This will be third international airport in Istanbul constructed with the capacity of 200 million passengers and said to be one of the largest transit destinations in the world over its 76.5-million-sq m area. In time the airport will connect flights to more than 350 destinations, the airport is designed beautifully to provide a comfortable travelling experience. The Turkish government...

Air Asia ends service to Kathmandu without clearing arrears

Kathmandu, Oct 30 : Air Asia, a Malaysian airline, has closed its flight to Nepal without clearing arrears worth Rs 130 million to the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), said TIA administration. The jet aircraft of Air Asia operating flight between Kuala Lumpur and Kathmandu daily closed service on October 13 for one year, said Managing Director at the TIA Raj Kumar Chhetri. The flight closure comes at a time when Nepal and Malaysia today signed a memorandum of understanding...

Qatar Airways to launch Airbus A350-1000 in US

Kathmandu, Oct 25: Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways Group, Akbar Al Baker, hosted a media round-table luncheon to discuss the arrival of the A350-1000 to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Akbar Al Baker said: “The American market is pivotal for Qatar Airways that is why we are delighted not only to be serving the largest aviation market, but also to be looking into investing opportunities in the United States and the broader Americas Market. He said that...

Qatar Airways added more daily flight to the Maldives

Kathmandu, Oct 24: Qatar Airways has added an additional daily flight to Maldives, providing its passengers with even more flexibility and choice when planning a getaway to the tropical island paradise, announced the airlines. The new service to Malé Velana International Airport, which is set to launch on 28 October 2018, is part of the award-winning airline’s continued expansion in Asia, following its historic move last year to be the first airline to fly the state-of-the-art A350 aircraft to...

Turkish Airlines to restarts Ankara-Rome flights after 60 years

Kathmandu, Oct 23: Turkey’s national flag carrier will resume its two-way Ankara-Rome direct flights in 2019.  Turkish Airlines, that launched its first service in Italy in 1959 with its inaugural Ankara-Rome flight, now re-launches its operation between the two countries’ capitals after a 60 years break. Ankara-Rome flights, of which tickets are now available on Turkish Airlines’ sales offices and online sales channels, are planned to be operated 2 times a week as Mondays and Thursdays in both directions as...

Akbar Al Baker on Qatar Airways’ climb to the top

Kathmandu, Oct 11: Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker said that Qatar Airways has been continuing its growth and expansion plan. He said that he has been successful to inaugurate 24 new destinations also the number of flights has been increased and the routes of those flights are being upgraded. Addressing the leaders of government, economic and industrial sectors on the first day of the International Production Exhibition and Conference (IPEC), organized at Doha Exhibition and...

Charming Shanghai, beautiful city

As China International Import Expo (CIIE) is only a month away, Shanghai, host of the event, has reached the final stage of its preparations. Now, let’s have a glimpse on the different aspects of Shanghai, one of China’s biggest cities — from its busy economic life, vivid cultural scene and passionate sports contests to its blend of traditional and modern way of life. Tourists look at flowers at Shanghai Botanical Garden in east China’s Shanghai, 2018. (Xinhua/Liu Ying)

Lumbini Peace marathon organizing Bodh Gaya Enlightenment Marathon

Kathmandu, Oct 07: Bodh Gaya Enlightenment Marathon is going to be organized by Lumbini PEACE in Bodh Gaya of India in September 2020. Bikram Pandey KAAJI, creator of the successful spiritual sports Lumbini PEACE Marathon, announced about this marathon during his speech at the Global Religious Tourism Dialogue held in New Delhi, India last week. Photo Caption: (left) Bikram Pandey KAAJi inaugurating Global Religious Tourism Dialogue in New Delhi, Kathmandu. (right) Bikram Pandey KAAHI with Indian Tourism Minister Alphons Kannathanam...

India’s two busiest airports to shut down runways

NEW DELHI, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Two of India’s busiest airports — the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in financial capital Mumbai and the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi — will shut down their runways for repair work, aviation sources said Thursday. Mumbai airport has two operational runways and Delhi has three. The three runways of Delhi airport can handle 75 aircraft an hour, the highest in the country. “While the Mumbai airport will carry out runway repair and...

Qatar Airways wins a Host of Awards in Asia Pacific

Kathmandu,October 3: Qatar Airways has won the Best Inflight Service Award at the 29th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2018. The airline was also named the Best Middle Eastern/African Airline for the ninth consecutive year at the recent 2018 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards, the airline company said in a statement. Qatar Airways said that the Best Inflight Service Award was given to the company in recognition of the airline for having the best product and services, most consistent and reliable...

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