NAC to operate 14 flights weekly from today

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Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), national flag carrier has increased flight frequencies to New Delhi, India from today.

The corporation will be operating 14 flights a week on Delhi route with its narrow-body aircraft from today.

According to the plan of NAC, in the morning, NAC will operate with its narrow-body aircraft having 158 seat capacity and the second flight will be operated by wide-body aircraft having 278 seat capacity.

Previously, NAC used to operate 11 flights weekly.

The Indian airline company, Jet Airways has canceled all international flights operation.

According to officials at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Jet Airways has sent a letter to the TIA authority informing about the flight halt till the given date.

Raj Kumar Chhetri, General Manager of TIA stated that “The airline company has mentioned that the regular flights have been canceled due to ‘operational’ reasons.”

Currently, Air India has been operating 2 flights daily from Kolkata and Delhi to Kathmandu whereas Druk air of Bhutan has been operating 3 flights weekly.

Spice Jet, Mumbai-budget carrier is preparing to operate scheduled flights between Delhi-Kathmandu air routes. The carrier has come back with the discussion about resuming flights from and to Kathmandu and Delhi with the authorization as the airline used to operate flights at the past time.

Though IndiGo used to operate 1 flight daily, however, the carrier has asked approval of operating 2 flights daily from the authorities. The authorities have decided to look at the situation of the schedule and to decide whether to give approval to the new airline for flights and for increasing flight frequencies or not.

Currently, around 500 passengers have increased in other airlines in a daily basis. Kathmandu-Delhi air route is a profitable destination for airline companies. However, other airline companies are not able to increase flight frequency in this route. Currently, Air India has been operating 2 flights daily from Kolkata and Delhi to Kathmandu whereas Druk air of Bhutan has been operating 3 flights weekly.

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