NAC to purchase Six Viking Twin Otters within three months

Kathmandu, April 02: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) will purchase six Viking Twin Otter airplanes for domestic flights with the government-owned airlines unable to operate flights to remote destinations with Chinese planes. An NAC official said a commercial proposal will soon be sent to the NAC board. NAC has already procured four Y-12 planes to operate flights to remote destinations and two MA-60 to urban ones. But the Chinese planes have not been able to operate at the specified capacity,...

Minister plans to buy six new Twin Otter craft for NAC in next three months

Kathmandu, March 30 Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari on Friday unveiled his ambitious plan for first 100 days of his office, stressing that he will focus improving the business of national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC). The Minister says six new Twin Otter aeroplanes will be purchased in next three months in a bid to expand its coverage in the domestic aviation market. Of total eight craft that the national flag carrier currently possesses,...

Domestic and foreign tourists clean up Sauraha

Ratnanagar, March 28 : Local conservationists were joined by domestic as well as foreign tourists to clean up the protected zone in and around Sauraha of Ratnanagar, Chitwan. Solid waste in the Dhungrekhola area, which falls under the buffer zone of Chitwan National Park, was cleaned up on Tuesday. Tourists from various districts in Nepal as well from Germany, England, France and the US join the noble act. Stating that waste management was essential to maintain the nature and...

TIA adding four parking ways within 1.5 years

Kathmandu, March 27: Tribhuvan International Airport will be adding four new parking ways capable of holding large aircraft within the next 1.5 years. The construction work for the parking ways have is also gathering momentum. The lack of parking space in the only international airport of the country has been causing serious problem of airplanes holding on air for long periods of time. Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Sanjiv Gautam, said that the parking problem...

Qatar Airways introduces flights to Thessaloniki, Greece from today

Kathmandu, March 27: Qatar Airways has started direct flights to Thessaloniki, Greece from Tuesday, March 27. The flagship airline of Qatar will be conducting four weekly flights to Thessaloniki, Greece from its hub Hamad International Airport in Doha. CEO of Qatar Airways Group, Akbar Al Baker said, “Greece has always been one of our most in-demand destinations, and as such, we are delighted to offer our passengers a direct service to Thessaloniki, our second destination in Greece.” The flights...

NAC taking delivery of new Airbus in June

Kathmandu,March 26: The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is taking delivery of one Airbus A330-200 wide body within first week of June and another A330 one month later. A five-member technical team is departing to France this week for inspecting the manufacturing of A330-200 aircraft. The corporation has invested around 24 billion to purchase the two new aircraft. The NAC had sent Nrs. 8 billion to AAR Corporation in the first installment, and made agreement to take loan of 12...

Cambodian delegation visits Kapilvastu

Jeetpur, Kapilvastu, March 26: Visiting delegation from Cambodia Sunday visited the ancient Kapilvastu Palace. The delegation headed by the Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister observed Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Buddha, Kapilvastu, the Tilaurakot Palace and its west and east entrances. On the occasion, Madhav Prasad Acharya of Lumbini Development Trust apprised the Cambodian team about the existence of human civilization in historic Kapilvastu before the Buddhist era. The excavations conducted in the Tilaurakot Durabar area present the evidence...

Parked NAC Plane Hit By Boeing 767

 Kathmandu,March 23: An NAC Y12-E plane, parked outside of the hanger at the TIA, was hit by a Boeing 767 from behind. The NAC received the China-made plane two months ago, but hasn’t been able to fly it. The paper says that the incident took place around a week ago. It wasn’t clear to what extent the plane was damaged in the collision.

Rara Karnali tourism year from Baisakh 1st

Kathmandu, March 23: Rara Karnali Tourism Year is being observed from coming Baisakh 1st of the year 2075 in the lunar calendar. The tourism year is being observed in order to highlight the history, culture, civilization and natural beauty of Karnali with a target to bring in 500,000 tourists in the 12 months of the year, said publicity coordinator Dal Rawal at a press meet organised by the Karnali provincial government here today. The tourists arrival so far is...

Shree Airlines bringing in new Bombardier aircraft

Kathmandu,March 22: Shree Airlines is preparing to bring in a new Bombardier CRJ 700 aircraft from Canada to add flights to its five domestic flight destinations. The company is planning to bring in the airplane within one month. Shree Airlines has been operating with three aircraft since the past 8 months. The airline currently owns two CRJ 200 with 50 seat capacity and a CRJ 700 with 78 seat capacity. It conducts flights to Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Dhangadhi, Bhadrapur, and...

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