32 airline companies hesitant towards paying dues to TIA


As many as 32 domestic and foreign airline companies, which are no longer in operation, have been disinclined to pay Rs 113, 964, 973 they owe to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).

Tribhuvan International Airport Civil Aviation Office (TIACAO) has directed these companies to pay their arrears.

According to CAAN, Austrian Airlines has arrears of Rs 43,600, Burma Airways Rs 186,850, Lufthansa Air Rs 163,644, and the Gulf Air Rs 2,708,777.

Similarly, Air Sahara has not paid arrears of Rs 2,478,126, Bahrain Air Rs 2,463,371, the Orient Thai Airlines Rs 589,813, Pakistan Airlines Rs 2,684,238, Singapore Airlines Rs 558,128, and Kingfisher Airlines Rs 11,597,562.

Likewise, other foreign airline companies yet to pay arrears include GMG Airlines (Rs 159,101), United Air Adiuf (Rs 3,530), the United Airways (Rs 106,555), TUI Airlines (Rs 958,498), and Hong Kong Express (Rs 1,962,978). These companies are yet to pay the charges for using the airport.

According to CAAN Report, Yak Airways is yet to pay arrears of Rs 183,772 and the Skyline Airways Rs 733,280.

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