Minister directs NAC to continue consistent service in all destinations

Nepal Airline Corporation (NAC) has been supervised to conduct regular flights in its schedule destinations by Rabindra Adhikari, Minster for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation though it acquire losses in its given routes.

Adhikari citing the NAC, national flag carrier of the nation and supported by the government further directed to end the bias of focusing on only the highly demanded domestic and international destinations which was discussed on a seminar conducted on Sunday.

The deliberate programme was organized with a vision to develop a roadmap and enhance the domestic sectors through stakeholders’ collective inputs.

Adhikari added being a national carrier, the very first step to enhance Nepal’s aviation industry will be strengthening its capacity by making secure and cost effective services in every destination. He also assured that the government will take necessary action to promote NAC and add required number of aircraft in its fleet in near future according to the necessity.

With the aim to attract more foreign tourist and elongate their stay, committee members also laid down the focus on the need to cut down pollution level in different cities, accomplish road networks on time and further reduce air traffic congestion at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

Increasing traffic problem at TIA has been a major factor affecting the inflow of foreign tourists in Nepal. Majority of the members said that completion of planned intl’ airports on time is the crucial factor to address the congestion which could bring noticeable changes and the TIA extended operating hours could also help cope up with the issue.

The committee formed with the objective to improve the entire aviation sector comprises the expertise engaged in Civil Aviation industry; former aviation secretaries, pilots and officials from MoCTCA and NAC.

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