July 20: Aviation authorities have decided to operate six flights per week between Kathmandu and New Delhi. The decision was taken as per the Air Bubble Agreement between Nepal and India.
Earlier, just two flights a week were operated between the two destinations due to the risk of spreading Covid-19, but now six flights will be operated, informed government officials. The number of flights has increased upon the request of Nepal .The flight schedule will be prepared soon, said Karishma Shrestha, spokesperson of the Nepal Airlines Corporation.
According to her, the state-owned airline company’s aircraft will now fly from New Delhi to Kathmandu on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Before this agreement, the NAC used to operate one flight on Wednesday and Air India used to operate one flight on Friday. Now, both the airlines would be operating the same number of flights i.e. three each.
The NAC is preparing a flight schedule in coordination with Air India keeping in mind the convenience of the passengers. The flight will be operated in such a way that the days of aircraft takeoff from both the countries would not clash with each other.