NOC hikes ATF prices

Kathmandu, Aug 20: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has hiked aviation turbine fuel(ATF) prices with effect from Monday. Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) has been increased by Rs 4.50 to Rs 104.5o per litre for domestic carriers and by $50 to $1125 per kilolitres for international airlines. Likewise, the NOC has increased the price of petrol by Rs.1 to Rs.111 per litre. It has increased diesel and kerosene prices by Rs 2 a litre, respectively. With the revision, diesel and kerosene will cost Rs...

Kathmandu-Kyirong railway to cost Rs 257 billion

Kathmandu, August 19 A preliminary feasibility study conducted by a Chinese company has concluded that extending a railway line from Kyirong of Tibet to Kathmandu of Nepal will cost around Rs 257 billion. Likewise, the project will take around nine years to complete, according to the report. Senior engineer of the Department of Railways, Prakash Upadhyaya, constructing one kilometre track will cost Rs 3.55 billion. The railway will be 72.25 kilometre long. The study conducted by China Railway First...

73.5% tourist increases in July

Kathmandu, Aug 19: International tourist arrivals to Nepal has increased greatly in July.  A total of 73,285 international tourists visited Nepal in July, which is an increase of 73.5% compared to the arrival figures of the same month last year. With this, the arrival figures in January – July period reached 593,299; an overall increase of 18% compared to last year. Tourist arrivals from India grew by 80.4 % this month in comparison to the figures of same month...

Airlines request Ministry of Aviation for code sharing from New Delhi to Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Aug 19: Two airlines have requested the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) to enable code sharing between New Delhi and Kathmandu after the Bilateral Air Agreement between the two countries was revisited and amended allowing for such a provision. Jet Airways of India and Sri Lankan Airlines of Sri Lanka have requested for code sharing permission from New Delhi to India. Joint Secretary at the ministry, Pramod Nepal, said that the airlines are aiming to...

CAAN approves budget of 45 billion and 170 million

Kathmandu, Aug 17: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has approved a budget of 45 billion and 170 million rupees for the current economic year. Spokesperson Birendra Adhikari said that CAAN would be using hte budget for infrastructure development projects to project studies as the office is responsible for the construction and operation of airports in the country. The budget also allocates 9.35 billion rupees for different works to be conducted at the Tribhuvan International Airport. CAAN has allocated...

China’s MA60 aircraft obtain certification in 14 countries

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — China’s MA60 series turboprop passenger aircraft have obtained certification in 14 countries, their developer said Thursday. The MA60 family is playing a major role in enhancing the influence of Chinese-developed aviation products and Chinese standards, according to AVIC Xi’an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Ltd. To date, MA60 series aircraft have been certified in 14 countries, including Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, Nepal, Cameroon, and South Africa. The MA60 turboprop aircraft are designed to operate regional...

Turkish Airlines increased the number of weekly flights from Kathmandu to Instanbul

Kathmandu, Aug 17: Turkish Airlines has increased the number of weekly flights from Kathmandu to Instanbul from 5 weekly flights to 7 weekly flights. Starting on September 24, the airlines will be operating daily flights to Istanbul from Kathmandu. FLT NBR START END DAYS DEP ARR TK 726 26.03.2018 23.04.2018 1.3456. IST 01:10 11:00 KTM TK 727 26.03.2018 23.04.2018 1.3456. KTM 12:30 17:50 IST TK 726 24.04.2018 29.07.2018 .2.45.7 IST 20:30 6:20 KTM +1 TK 727 25.04.2018 28.07.2018 1.3.56....

What is Nepal doing to avert possible human resource crisis in aviation sector?

Few days after various Nepali media reported that Neapl welcomed five new aircraft within one month and that the government was preparing to ease the licence acuisition process for airline companies to carry out international flights, an official at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal asked a crowd of around 400 high school graduates in Kathmandu, “How many of you have flied on an aircraft ever?” More than 20 participants raised their hands. Next question: “How many of you want to...

Because of EU restrictions,NA didn’t get permission to flight Australia

Kathmandu, Aug 16: Nepali airlines have been unable to gain flight permission to Australia due to the European Union. The EU has put Nepal in its aviation blacklist where it stays even after the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) had removed it from its blacklist. “ICAO, which is composed of 193/94 countries has already removed Nepal from its blacklist and provided us with the certificate,” informed the minister of Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, “but the EU which is composed...

NAC to lease out 6 Chinese aircraft

Kathmandu, Aug 15: Nepal Airlines is preparing to lease its 6 Chinese aircraft that have been incurring high losses due to not being used appropriately. The NAC currently owns 2 Chinese aircraft owned through donations and 4 purchased through loans. 2 of the Y-12 E purchased 5 months prior have yet to gain to Air Operation Certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal while the remaining 2 MA-60 aircraft and 2 Y-12 aircraft have been grounded time and...

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