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  • Buddha Air to take 3 daily flights between Nepalgunj to Delhi

      Kathmandu, July 09: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has approved Buddha Air for flights between Nepalgunj to Delhi. The schedule has been approved to start flights from 2019. The airline has been approved to take 3 daily flights on 6:30 am, 1 pm, and 5:10 pm. The schedule has to also be approved from the Indian authorities, for which the Foreign Ministry is currently corresponding with the Indian government. Buddha Air believes that the new route will...

    Taste of China in Thamel

    With more tourists coming to Nepal from its northern neighbour every year, many Chinese restaurants have popped up around the city. Most of them are in Thamel, an area which has now become a hub even for Chinese tourists. These restaurants aren’t only popular among the Chinese, but are also famous among Nepalis who have developed a keen taste for food from the Middle Kingdom. To experience why Chinese eateries are so famous, I head to Zhong Hua restaurant...

    Nepali rupee being exchanged at all-time low rate

    Kathmandu,June 29:A snippet in The Himalayan Times reports that continuous depreciation of Indian rupee vis-à-vis the United States dollar has hit the Nepali rupee too, this time dragging it to an all-time low of 110.37. Quoting sources at the Nepal Rastra Bank, the report informs that the value of Nepali rupee has been gradually sliding against the US dollar since mid-April.

    Turkish Airlines Lunches Wireless In-Flight Entertainment System

    Kathmandu, June 28: Turkish Airlines has launched  “Wireless In-Flight Entertainment System”. The flag carrier of Turkey has become the first user of this wireless in-flight entertainment system, that entirely developed by Turkish engineers in cooperation with Turkish Technic Inc., and Havelsan.   Passengers will be able to connect to this in-flight entertainment system, that will initially applied on the airline’s 44 narrow body aircraft, which have no seatback screen, via their personal electronic devices. Putting it into practice will increase...

    NAC lands newest aircraft body

    Kathmandu, June 28 Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC)’s newest aircraft has landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu this morning. The Airbus A330-200 series aircraft is one of the NAC’s first wide body aircraft, which has been named Annapurna. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari says that Annapurna will take its first commercial flight on August 1. The aircraft was welcomed by the Minister NAC officials at the country’s sole international airport today. They also offered...

    Nepal removed from EU aviation safety

    Kathmandu, June 22 Nepal will be removed from the European Aviation Safety Agency’s aviation safety list within next three months, claims the country’s Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari. All Nepali airlines have been barred from flying in the European sky owing to their weak safety standards since 2013. Nepal has been repeatedly requesting the EU to remove it from the list with assurances of improvement. But, the regional body has continued listing Nepal in the black list apparently due...

    Shree Airlines takes delivery of new aircraft

    Kathmandu, June 19: Domestic air service provider Shree Airlines has taken delivery of a new aircraft to increase internal flight numbers. The airlines has brought a CRJ-700 model Bombardier ship of 70 seat capacity to Kathmandu today. Anil Manandhar, manager of Shree Airlines informed that the ship was brought to Tribhuwan International Airport today from Delhi after getting the permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. The Nepali Registration Number of the new ship is Call Sign 9NMO....

    Aviation Catastrophe: Why frequently in Nepal?

    Diwakar Aryal Kathmandu,June 18:In total 41 aircraft accidents has been marked fatal since 1990s to 2018. the first major aviation accident in Nepal was of Thai Airways International Flight 311 en route from Bangkok to Kathmandu in 1992 where as the most recent was of U.S Bangla Airlines in March 2018 with the fatality of 51 lives in Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport. The Dhaka to Kathmandu flight, with 67 passengers and four crew members on board, caught fire after...

    Bailey bridge facing collapse as road sinks

    Kathmandu,June 18 : The bailey bridge at Galeshwor in the district is facing the risk of collapse as the road nearby has sunk. The bridge links Beni Municipality-9 with Raghugang Municipality-3 under the Beni-Jomsom roadway. The road was sunk after the Raghuganga River eroded the bases of gabion wall and retaining wall constructed for the protection of the bridge. The road in Galeshwor side was sunk five meter down the surface on Sunday. A local Dipak Karki said as...

    Nepal will have four new air gateways now

    Kathmandu,June 17:The lead story in Kantipur says Nepal’s dependence on only one air routes for international flights operating from and to various countries of the world except China and Bhutan has now ended as India has agreed to open four more gateways. The report informs that routes will now be opened via Biratnagar and Janakpur. Besides, there will be two more routes for Nepal-India corssborder flights via Mahendranagar-New Delhi and Janakpur-Patna. However, it will take one more year to launch the...

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