VVIP helicopter in Nepal

Kathmandu,Sept 20 : The helicopter purchased by the government for VIPs and VVIPs has arrived in Nepal. The helicopter bought for Rs 1.5 billion will be handed over to the Nepali Army who will have to operate and maintain the VVIP chopper.

Govt planning to operate domestic airports under PPP model

Kathmandu,Sept 20 : The government is planning to hand-over the management of key domestic airports to the private sector. CAAN is planning to operate only some domestic airports under the public-private partnership (PPP) model. As of now, all domestic airports are operated and managed by CAAN itself. CAAN currently is working on handing-over the management of the Gautam Buddha International Airport to a foreign company.

TIA flights disrupted due to technical error, but solved immediately

Kathmandu, September 19 International flights were briefly disrupted in Kathmandu on Thursday due to problems with the distance measuring equipment (DME) and VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) at the Tribhuvan International Airport. TIA’s spokesperson Pratap Babu Tiwari said that the problem was solved and that aeroplanes have started to land at TIA.  Tiwari said that the airport team had found a problem with the two equipment at around 10:48 am and repaired them around 12:20 pm.

50 % discount in air fare

Kathmandu, September 18 Passengers more than 70 years old will now have to pay only 50 per cent of domestic air ticket fare with Nepal Airlines Corporation. The decision was made upon a request from Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai. who had also suggested that all domestic airlines provide discounts to senior citizens.

Indian Air Force flight tests air-to-air Astra missile

New Delhi: Indian Air Force have successfully flight-tested air-to-air missile Astra off the coast of Odisha on Tuesday. The missile, Astra, was launched from Su-30 MKI as a part of User trials, Indian media reports have said. Issuing a statement, India’s Ministry of Defense said that the live aerial target was engaged accurately exhibiting the capability of the first indigenous air-to-air missile. India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated the Indian Air Force teams for the successful test. (Agencies)

Flights Schedule Affected Due To Rain

Kathmandu, September 17 Flights coming to Kathmandu from various national and international airports have been affected due to incessant rain in the valley Tribhuvan International Airport’s General Manager Raj Kumar Chettri said that due to low visibility, both domestic and international flight have failed to land at TIA in the afternoon. However, planes are still taking off, informed Chettri. According to airlines companies, almost all domestic flights have either been cancelled or are on the verge of being cancelled.

Hundreds of tourists stranded as Lukla covered in thick fog

Solukhumbu,Sept 17 : Hundreds of foreign tourists have been stranded at Lukla in Solukhumbu district owing to unfavorable weather condition for the past four days. Tourists have been hit due to unfavorable weather in Lukla where over two dozens flights take place during this peak season. Only five flights among 25 scheduled flights took off on Saturday while not a single flight took place on Monday and Tuesday, said Arun Karna, information officer at Nepal Civil Aviation Authority of...

Helicopters from Lukla make emergency landing in Kavre

Kathmandu, Sept 17: Four helicopters in Kavre and three in Nepalthok, Sindhuli have made an emergency landing due to poor weather. According to Kavre District Police, emergency landing were made in Panchkhal-2, Jorpati and in Harshe. Two helicopters of Manang Air was carrying 5 foreigners each, Simrik Air was carrying 5 foreigners, Kailash Air was carrying 2 foreigners. Similarly, three helicopters flying from Lukla to Kathmandu have made an emergency landing in Sindhuli Nepalthok. Details to follow soon. Emergency landing...

Top-Rated Tourist Attractions to Visit in ‘Ilam’

Kathmandu,Sept 16 : Retreat to a peaceful corner in your home, recline on a chair and imagine this visual. A hilly region covered in sloping tea plantations, surrounded by breath-taking views. Now slowly move down to a tea estate and watch happy people taking horse rides, enjoying cheerful picnics and taking peaceful walks down the slopes. Then keep walking and enter a dense forest filled with wonderful trees and other attractive flora. And while you walk through the forest,...

Hundreds of tourists stranded as bad weather hits Lukla

Solukhumbu,Sept 16 : Hundreds of foreign tourists have been stranded at Lukla in Solukhumbu district owing to unfavorable weather condition for the past three days. Imanath Adhikari, chief of Civil Aviation Authority, Lukla, informed that as many as 300 tourists, who were preparing to return to Kathmandu from the destination, have been stuck at Lukla. Lukla has witnessed worsening weather condition since last Friday. Though there were 20 scheduled flights on Friday not a single flight could take off,...

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