Government has granted Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) a theoretical consent to purchase six Twin Otter aircraft. Permission was granted to enhance the corporation worsened domestic sector capacity.
The decision has been made to promote its destination on domestic sector as well along with reliable air service informed Rabindra Adhikari, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
Minister Adhikari affirmed NAC being the government air service provider should not look for their personal benefits only but should also immerse on facilitating convenient air services at remote areas. But it is said that the internal management of the corporation is fragile. Y-12e series small aircraft bought from China has not been utilized at its fullest due to the lack of pilots.
The national flag carrier has 2 MA-60, 4 Y-12 and 3 Twin Otter aircrafts whereas new ‘A330-200’ series aircraft with a call sign ‘9N-ALY’ has been brought yesterday.
NAC has already lodged a proposal of rupees 5 billion equity investment to buy six Viking Air DHC6-400 Twin Otter aircraft to the government.