8 airports located at different districts of the Far-western region have been out of operation since a long time.
These airports remained out of operation during the armed conflict period and have not been able resume its flight operation due to lack of the government effort.
Mr. Khem Raj Paneru, Chairman of Dadeldhura Chamber of Commerce and Industry stated that local people and patients of Far-western region have been facing a lot of problems after the airports have been closed.
He said that Geta airport located at Kailali and Bajura airport of Kolti only are in operation whereas other 8 airports are closed for a very long time now.
Unfortunately, the flight services of Kolti airport in Bajura is not well managed and smooth.
Patan airport of Baitadi, Gukuleshor airport of Darchula, Dipayal airport of Doti, Sanfebagar airport of Achham, Kamalbazar airport, Chainpur airport of Bajhang, Mahendranagar airport of Kanchanpur and Tikapur airport of Kailali have been out of operation.
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) assessed that all the closed airports are eligible for the flight operation. However, other airline companies did not provide air services after Nepal Airline Corporation (NAC) did not initiate to operate flight.
Previously, Minsiter Lokendra Bista Magar started the test flight but the regular flights has not operated yet.