Juphal airport resumes its operation after 3 days

Juphal airport which had been out of operation following heavy snowfall for 3 days has resumed its operation.

The airport resumed its operation on January 25, 2019. Tara Air and Summit Air conducted 3 flights on Friday from Nepalgunj to Juphal.

The airport was able to resume its operation after the sunlight melted the snow of the airport zone.

After the air operation has been resumed, local people and tourists are comfortable to travel and transport of daily consumable goods has also started.

Previously, the flight operation was closed on Tuesday (January 22) due to heavy snowfall whereas the airport could not resume its operation on the next day (January 23) following heavy rain.

BalKumar Singh, Chief of Civil Aviation Authority of Juphal stated that there was no flight from Nepalgunj airport since 3 days when the snow could not melt.

Juphal Airport is the only airport in Dolpa district that has been providing flight operations since 42 years and came into operation lately after several closure.

At present Nepal Airlines conducts a scheduled flight each week with the Twin Otter aircraft to Juphal. Similarly, Tara Air, Summit Air and Makalu Air are conducting charter and cargo flight on a regular basis.

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