26 percent of Nepal Airlines’ flights cancelled

Posted on by Pinkey Rai

26 per cent domestic and international flights of national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) have been reported to be cancelled.

Office of the Auditor General (OAG) in its 56th Annual Report published about the inability of the national flag carrier to provide quality flight service and generate ample revenue.

OAG reported that the NAC’s 26 percent flights including domestic and international had been cancelled. As per the report, the flight cancellations have been resulted due to NAC being unable to conduct flights in scheduled time.

OAG analyzed 20 percent of domestic flight cancellation and 29 percent international flight cancellation making an average of 26 percent cancellation in overall.

The officials from OAG have instructed NAC to manage their flights effectively. If the national flag carrier hesitates to do so then passengers will be frustrated, revenue generation will plummet and overall reputation of the carrier will degrade.

The corporation which currently flies to Malaysia, Qatar, UAE, Hong Kong, Bangkok and India is trying to expand its destinations for which necessary process has been started. NAC is operating international flights with 2 wide-body Airbus A330 and 2 narrow-body Airbus A320 whereas domestic flights with MA-60, TwinOtter and Harbin Y-12e aircraft. A330s are intended to operate long haul flights so, the corporation is eyeing destinations such as Japan and Korea.

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