Weather And Pilot Caused Attitude Air Crash

Kathmandu, May 22 : Bad weather caused the September 2018 Attitude Air chopper crash, the team investigating the case says in its report. The report, released on Wednesday, further adds that the pilot was also at fault as he flew into the clouds against advice given to all pilots flying in Nepal. The chopper was coming to Kathmandu from Sano Gaun in Gorkha ferrying a local patient and five other passengers. Six persons, including the members of the crew,...

SHREEJANA RANA Leading HAN

Kathmandu,May 21 : Having over three decades in the hospitality industry, Shreejana Rana, the executive director at Hotel Annapurna, becomes the first woman to get elected as president of Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN). Rana had started at the ITC Welcome Group in the 1980s before joining Hotel Annapurna. She was unanimously elected by the 46th annual general meeting of HAN. The meeting also unanimously elected a new executive committee under the presidency of Rana, executive director of Hotel...

15% Tourist Arrivals Rise in Q1 of 2019

Kathmandu,May 19 : Nepal reported a decent rise in tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2019, 15.3 percent rise over the previous year. As per the latest reports, the country has received a total of 445,109 international tourists during the first four months of the year from January-April 2019. Country-wise A total of 44,827 tourists came from India, contributing to 19.1 percent rise this year over the previous Arrivals from Sri Lanka saw 55.17 rise Arrivals from China,...

Rs 230 million to transform TIA into ’boutique’ airport

Kathmandu, May 17 The government has allocated Rs 230 million to transform the country’s single international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport, into a ’boutique’ airport. It has been learned that that the Ministry of Finance allocated the money to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal as per a wish of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. TIA General Manager Raj Kumar Chhetri says various works are underway after the government released the money. He informs that the airport, after its ’boutique’...

Traffic jam in the air as PM arrives in Kathmandu

Kathmandu,May 16 : Arrival of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli from Cambodia saw a traffic jam in the sky again. This is third time in the past month the air traffic controllers had a nightmare as they had to halt oncoming flights of other airlines for up to an hour. Various airlines had to circle the Valley multiple times.

16% rise in number of foreign tourists visiting

Bhaktapur, May 14 The number of foreign tourists visiting Bhaktapur has increased in past one year by around 16 per cent, resulting in the rise in the revenue of Bhaktapur Municipality. The number of foreigners coming to heritage sites within the municipality has increased by 34,834 in 2075 BS (mid April 2018 to mid April 2019) as compared to the previous year. A total 219,029 tourists including 93,530 from SAARC countries and China, and 125,499 from other countries had...

Gautam Buddha airport contractor stops work after not getting paid

Kathmandu,May 13 : The contractor for Gautam Buddha International Airport being built in Bhairahawa has stopped work complaining that it has not been paid. The stoppage has dealt another blow to the national pride project which has been facing endless delays since construction started in 2013. An anonymous source at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, the project executing agency, told the Post that the Tourism Ministry ‘intentionally’ delayed forwarding paperwork to the Finance Ministry to release payment of...

Man Jailed Over Sex Attack On A Flight

Kathmandu,May 12 : A man who admitted inflicting a “despicable” and “prolonged” sexual attack on a woman on a flight from Mumbai to Manchester has been jailed. The victim woke up to find Hardeep Singh, 36, forcing his hands into her clothes and trying to kiss her as other passengers slept, police said. The woman eventually managed to break free and tell cabin crew, and Singh was arrested when the flight landed. He was jailed for 12 months at...

NAC To Resume Osaka Flights From July 4

Kathmandu,May 10 : Nepal Airlines Corporation announces to resume its regular flight to Japanese city Osaka celebrating its 61 anniversary. NAC will resume the flight from July 4,2019. According to a press release issued by NAC, the airline will operate three fights a week in the beginning. The flight will depart at 2:30 am from Kathmandu and will reach Osaka at 11:55 AM. The plane will return to Kathmandu at 6 PM. NAC A330-200 series wide body will be...

18 injured after Bangladeshi plane skids off runway at Myanmar’s airport

YANGON, May 9 (Xinhua) — Some 18 people including five crew members were injured after a passenger plane of the Biman Bangladesh airlines skidded off the runway at Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport (YIA) on Wednesday, said the Department of Civil Aviation Myanmar. The Biman Flight No. BG-60 from Dhaka to Yangon carrying 28 passengers and six crew members skidded off the runway at around 6:50 p.m. local time (1220 GMT). “At least 16 people including a pilot with head...

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