The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has served a notice to all the airline operators and airport authorities on Sunday, September 24 this year targeting to make flight operation smoother on the upcoming festivals of Hindus i:e Vijay Dashami, Tihar and Chhath.
As per the information revealed, the flow of the passengers by domestic air transport is chocked high in the response to approaching main festival of Hindus in Nepal.
CAA of Nepal in the notice has instructed all the airline operators to increase the additional flight to the trunk destination to serve maximum passengers in the rush hour. Similarly, towards the STOL destinations CAAN had notified STOL operators; Tara Air, Summit Air, Nepal Airlines Corporation and Sita Air to commence its schedule flight service by placing their individual aircraft at Nepalgunj Airport for night stop.
Officials from CAAN will scrutinize and if found not following the procedure by the airline operators, CAAN will strongly penalize them according to the policy.
Generally, people these days prefer to travel via airways to avoid the unnecessary circumstances and to save the time. The rapid bookings reflect the travel rush that will bring good impact in the grooming tourism industry of our country.
CAAN notice had also mentioned that if the passengers are found charged more than the Normal Fare introduced by the Airlines Association of Nepal and Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal please report the issue to CAAN flight operation chief Mr. Subhash Jha by contacting him in his Mobile Number 9841242809 or on Email: email@example.com and all the necessity action will be taken by the government.
The Normal Fare in the regional sectors of Nepal for different airlines has been tabulated as follows:
- KATHMANDU-BHAIRAHAWA- 5, 913 Rupees
- KATHMANDU-POKHARA- 4, 700 Rupees
- KATHMANDU-BIRATNAGAR- 7,104 Rupees
- KATHMANDU-BHADRAPUR- 8, 676 Rupees
- KATHMANDU-JANAKPUR- 3, 948 Rupees
- KATHMANDU-SIMARA- 3,500 Rupees
- KATHMANDU-BHARATPUR- 3, 453 Rupees
- KATHMANDU-TUMLINGTAR- 5,623 Rupees
- KATHMANDU-DHANGADHI- 12, 369 Rupees
- KATHMANDU-NEPALGUNJ- 9, 369 Rupees