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  • NAC bringing Boeing plane ‘Gandaki’ back home

    Kathmandu, January 15 The national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation, is bringing back its Boeing aircraft ‘Gandaki’ after its successful maintenance in Malaysia. The Corporation says it has already sent a crew to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday and the aircraft will be brought back on Tuesday. The aircraft, with the call sign ACB 757, was in Malaysia for past two months after a problem surfaced in its thermal blanket. NAC spokesperson Nawa Raj Koirala informs that the Corporation is...

    Deuba says his hands are clean in wide body irregularities

    Kathmandu, January 14 Nepali Congress President and former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has claimed that he is not involved in suspected regularities in the purchase of two wide body aircraft for the national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation. Recent media reports have claimed Deuba should also be responsible for the irregularities as some instalments to Airbus were paid when he was taking the charge of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation during his premiership before the...

    Kathmandu airport to operate upto 25 domestic flights every night

    Kathmandu, January 11 The Tribhuvan International Airport says it is expanding its nighttime service in domestic flights to tackle air traffic congestion. According to TIA officials, top airline companies including Buddha, Yeti and Shree will fly upto 25 aircraft from the airport between 6 pm and 9 pm everyday. Prior to this, domestic flights would stop after 6 pm. “Air traffic congestion during the day is quite high, which is why you see a lot of domestic flights being...

    NOC slashes aviation fuel prices

    Kathmandu,Jan 11: Flying on domestic airlines will be a bit cheaper from Sunday as Nepal Oil Corporation has slashed fuel surcharge following a drop in the price of aviation fuel. The price tag of an average air ticket could drop from Rs 80 to Rs 400 depending on the distance. The new tariff will be implemented from Sunday. NOC, on Thursday, reduced the price of aviation fuel sold to domestic airlines to by Rs 10 per litre to Rs 94.5...

    Wide-body aircraft deal

    Kathmandu,Jan 11:The Himalayan Times reports that the government is planning to trash the parliamentary Public Account Committee’s report on irregularities in the purchase of the wide-body aircraft. Communication Minister Gokul Baskota says the government will take necessary actions only after it receives a report from the High-Level judicial Probe Commission, indicating that the House panel’s report would be trashed. The High-Level commission led by former Chief Justice Govindra Prasad Prajuli has been given 45 days to submit its report. The...

    Nepal-Japan sign air service agreement

    Kathmandu,Jan 10: Nepal and Japan have signed a revised Air Service Agreement which paves way for direct flights. The Exchange of Notes made between Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali and his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono paves way for Nepal Airlines to make 14 flights a week to Japan. Officials at the Ministry of Tourism say they expect to resume flights of Nepal Airlines Corporation to various cities in Japan except for Hanada International Airport in Tokyo from February....

    Foreign Affairs Minister leaving for India on two day trip

    Kathmandu, January 10 Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is leaving for the Indian capital of New Delhi to participate in the fourth edition of the Raisina Dialogue. The Dialogue is a multilateral conference to be held in New Delhi every year since 2016. The Foreign Minister will address the forum on today itself, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Being organised by the Observer Research Foundation in association with the Ministry of External Affairs of India,...

    These are goods you can bring home from abroad without paying tax at Kathmandu airport

    Kathmandu, January 9 The Department of Customs is tightening rules about what goods can be brought to Nepal from other countries without any taxes. Chuda Raj Sapkota, head of the Customs Office at the Tribhuvan International Airport, says people should look at the customs guidelines before bringing any items to Nepal via the country’s sole international airport. He shares that the items which are brought without following custom guidelines will be seized. The government has also imposed customs tax...

    Japanese Foreign Minister arriving in Nepal on two-day trip

    Kathmandu, January 9 Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Taro Kono, is arriving in Kathmandu on a two-day official visit to Nepal on Wednesday afternoon. An 18 member delegation under the Minister’s delegation is visiting Nepal upon an invitation from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the visit will focus on matters of bilateral concerns and mutual interest. In particular, the two counterparts are scheduled to hold talks on launching a new...

    24 per cent tourists rise visiting Nepal in 2018

    Kathmandu, January 9 Nepali tourism saw a growth of 24 per cent as over 1.1 million foreign tourists came to Nepal in 2018 surpassing last year’s figure of 940,218. According to Nepal Tourism Board, a total of 969,287 tourists came via air and 203,785 tourists came via land. Nepal saw a significant rise in the number of Chinese tourists as over 50,000 more Chinese visited Nepal. Tourists coming to Nepal from SAARC countries increased by 26.3 per cent as...

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