Four repatriation flight, Himalaya Airlines flying Singapore.
As the unprecedented airlift of its citizens gathers pace, the Government of Nepal in the first phase has planned for 67 chartered flights to bring back at least 25,000 stranded Nepalese.
As per the plan for today, four special charter passenger’s repatriation flight including one cargo flight have been scheduled.
The National flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation has been scheduled to fly Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok at today’s morning. An Airbus A330 ‘9N-ALZ’ will be operated as Flight RA4011 commanding by Sr. Capt. Vijay Lama including nine other crew members onboard of aircraft. The aircraft will return back at 15:40 Hours at Tribhvuan International Airport.
Similarly, Himalaya Airlines, operating its one narrow body A320 aircraft 9N-ALW as Flight H9-9841 is schedule to fly Changi Airport in Singapore from Tribhvuan International Airport. The same aircraft from Changi Airport in Singapore will fly to Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia and return back Nepal to bring back stranded Nepalese home. While, the company next A320 aircraft 9N-ALM as Flight H9-6781 will fly to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Bangladesh.
Jazeera Airways forth repatriation Flight with airbus A320 Neo 9K-CBE J9-1541 aircraft, Airbus A320, carrying Nepalese citizens from Kuwait International Airport is scheduled to land at the TIA at around 11:30 Hours.
An A320 aircraft of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737 9M-MXK will fly from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia as Flight MH-8730 for Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu. The second chartered aircraft by World Food Program (WFP) to supply critical medical supplies for UNICEF, US Embassy and WFP in Nepal to bolster the efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. The aircraft will land TIA at 11:35 Hours. The aircraft will return back to Malaysia at 12:35 Hours as Flight MH-8731.
In the week since repatriation flights started in earnest, there have been plenty of glitches with the passengers untested for corona virus, scheduled flight cancellation and many others. The Government is learning through trial and error the logistics of managing such a challenging exercise.