Kathmandu, Nepal, September 22, 2020: Nepal’s domestic airlines, which had suspended their service since March after the government announced a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of global pandemic, coronnavirus (COVID-19), resumed their service from Monday.
According to Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN), eight of the nine domestic airlines in Nepal have restarted their services within the country by adopting the safety measures set by the government.
Though the government had decided to resume the domestic airline services from September 17, the AOAN had deferred plan to resume services demanding 100 percent occupancy.
The government had decided to resume airline and motor vehicle service in view of the upcoming festival seasons like Dashain, Tihar and Chhat, the mostly celebrated festivals of the country.
Likewise, the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), the state owned airline company, has decided to operate flights to 10 different domestic airports namely Nepalgunj, Jumla, Rukum, Dang, Bajura, Taplejung, Bhojpur, Thamedanda, Phaplu and Thamkharka.