Flight service resumes at Jufal Airport as weather improves


Air service at Jufal airport in Dolpa district, which was closed for the past four days due to bad weather, has resumed from Wednesday.

Following the service resumption, four airlines including Summit, Tara, Sita and Nepal made flights from the airport today, said Jufal-based office of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

The pressure of air passengers is increasing day by day as air service is the only means of transport for the mountainous district deprived of road network, said a Tara Air employee Debendra Shahi.

At present, Sita Air, Tara Air, Summit Air, Makalu Air and Nepal Airlines have been conducting flights to the airport.

Juphal airport has 560 meters long runway where the parking bay is of only 60 meters long and 40 meters wide. Flight operation at the airport normally happens at the morning time. The airport remained out of operation from 15 June to 7 Sept. 2017 especially for the blacktopping project.

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