AirAsia responds to waive their pending dues

After a long controversy of pending dues, Airasia has finally responded the questions raised by officials of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

Malaysian low-cost airline company, Airasia has requested TIA to give up their pending dues.

The carrier sent a written letter to TIA asking for waiver at least of its late fees, a month ago.

Sashi Lal Pradhan, deputy manager of Civil aviation authority of Nepal at TIA stated that the officials totally denied to approve such proposal. However, Airasia are trying to approach Nepal government by sending letter with the help of Malaysian embassy.

Deputy manager Pradhan added that if the government directed them to waive the pending dues then they would be compelled to waive the pending dues of AirAsia X themselves.

Previously, Airasia halted its flight operation since October 13, 2018 after sending notice to TIA. AirAsia X had been conducting regular flights with its 274 seat capacity Airbus 330 aircraft.

The carrier suspended its service with NRs. 350 million pending dues.

The dues amount got higher as the carrier delayed paying dues in times and the highest amount is their late fees.
In mid-January, AirAsia paid a total of NRs. 10 million of pending dues to TIA .

The former international airlines operating flights to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) are yet to pay pending airport service charges of almost Nrs. 5 crore.

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and TIA Civil Aviation Office are unable to collect dues from the airlines whose flights have been terminated. Both the authorities haven’t shown concern towards collecting NRs. 4 crore 84 lakhs TIA service charge from almost 10 airline operators.

Those former airlines that have ended flights for TIA are not in contact at the moment. The airport charge includes landing, parking, air navigation, airport development fee and other related fees.

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