Baglung Airport converted into pasture land

RSS Parbat,Dec 27: The Baglung Airport also known as Balewa Airport in Baglung has, in less than one year of its resumption, again turned into pasture land. The airport which was reopened after a long closure in March sees no flights since mid-June. The airport was originally opened in 2018 BS and was closed in 2048 BS with the Pokhara-Baglung road coming into operation.    It may be noted that the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal and the Baglung...

Consulted Auditor General before releasing funds, says Minister Adhikari

Kathmandu, December 25 Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari says the government released funds for the procurement of two wide body aircraft for the national flag carrier after consulting the Auditor General. Talking to lawmakers at a meeting of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee, Minister Adhikari said that the Auditor General advised him to make the payment for the two NAC aircraft. “He told me that we could look into the case after the payment is made....

Dhangadhi airport to shut during day

Dhangadhi, December 25 For the next seven days, Dhangadhi airport in Western Nepal only be in operation at night, officials said  on Tuesday. According to airport authorities, the runway will remain shut from 6 am to 6 pm as engineers work on its maintenance. “We need to repair the runway as it suffered damage during the rainy season,” says Civil Aviation Authority Dhandgadhi chief Tej Bahadur Thapa. According to Thapa, the airport will open during the day from January...

NAC Facing Assaults

Kathmandu,Dec 23:After looking at several assaults, one after another, through parliamentary committees and media houses, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has publicly opened his mouth saying that various forces are trying to sabotage Nepal Airlines Corporation. Given the current news trends with one sided information using NAC deal to condemn the airline, minister Adhikary’s accusation hints at some people trying to fish in the troubled waters of the recent mayhem. Although two wide-body A330 aircraft arrived in...

Vijaya Lama is new Spokesperson of Nac

Kathmandu,Dec 21:Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC)has appointed Captain Vijaya Lama as a NAC’s new spokesperson of. According to a press release issued by NAC, Deputy Director of Nepal Airlines Corporation, Captain Lama is well known pilot of Nepal Airlines Corporation having long experience.

Govt sets aside Rs 500 million to procure train

Kathmandu,Dec 21: Nepal government has set aside Rs 500 million to procure a locomotive and coaches for the newly-built Janakpur-Jayanagar route.  The government had initially planned to rent a train from India. Government spokesperson and Minister for Communication Gokul Banskota told the press that the route would be in operation within the next six months.

No need to build aerocity in Nijgadh: National Assembly committee

Kathmandu, December 19 Members of National Assembly’s National Concern and Coordination Committee have told the government it was not necessary to buil an aerocity in Nijgadh, the proposed location of the second international airport. The committee has directed the government to transfer land set aside for the city to the airport project. The lawmakers argued that the government was using the pretext of the aerocity to fell trees in the area. Members of the committee, who visited Nijgadh recently,...

Techno- Friendly Business by NAC

Kathmandu, Dec 17: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has introduced its new policy of online ticketing for domestic flights from Sunday.  NAC has said online ticket booking has been opened to manage tickets properly and keeping in view of the latest technology reached in the general populace.  Minister Mr. Rabindra Adhikari from the Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation has issued strict instructions with regard to effective monitoring for its operation and rightful access to the public. Meanwhile, Executive Chairman...

NARA Raises Safety Issues Repeatedly

Kathmandu, Dec 17: The Nepal Association of Rafting Agents (NARA) has repeatedly requested all concerned to take precaution while indulging in adventurous and compulsory support of river guide during the activities. NARA requests one and all to follow safety rules and take necessary precautions while taking part in adventurous activities. Shiva Adhikari, General Secretary of NARA further says that the violation or disobey of set rules could take a toll. ‘It is therefore requested to abide by prevalent laws...

Nepal starts implementation of new air travel convention

Kathmandu, Dec 17: Nepal started on Saturday the implementation of the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, also known as the Montreal Convention 1999. The implementation of the convention will pave the way for travelers boarding on international airlines registered in Nepal to get significant rise in compensation in the case of death, injury, and damages to their baggage and flight delays, according to Nepal’s Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation on...

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