December 15: Protest by air hostesses (cabin crews) of Nepal Airlines Corportaion affected both domestic and international flights of the state-owned airlines company on Thursday.
Five domestic flights scheduled for the day were disrupted due to the agitation by the air hostesses. They had staged the protest against the NAC management for not renewing contract of two air hostesses, who have been working at the corporations for the past 15 years.
According to the Nepal Airlines Corporation, two flights to Taplejung from Kathmandu, one to Faplu, and one to Dang and one flight to Bhojpur were disrupted.
Similarly, three international flights were affected due to the crew members’ protest. According to NAC Assistant Spokesperson Ganesh Kumar Ghimire, one scheduled flight to Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh and one flight each to India’s Bangalore and New Delhi from Tribhuvan International Airport were affected.
Flight disruption has hit hundreds of passengers hard.
Air hostesses’ protest affecting regular flight has tarnished national flag carrier’s image.