Nepal Airlines and Qatar to conduct repatriation flight today
European passengers and others stranded in Nepal due to lockdown are returning to their home country on charter flight of Qatar Airways today. Qatar Airways Airbus A330 flight no. QR3160 will land Kathmandu from Doha at around 04:10 PM.
In the mean time, Nepal Airlines Airbus A330 is flying to Japan today to bring back the Japanese and others citizens stranded in Nepal due to lockdown. 9N-ALZ flight No. RA-4331 is scheduled to depart from Kathmandu to Narita at around 21:00 (local time) in command of Capt. Samajh Kumar Shrestha, Capt. James Edward Keep and Capt. Vijay Lama. It is said that 9N-ALZ will return Nepal with no passengers on board and will land TIA tomorrow.
The Government of Nepal has extended International flight suspension till June 30. Since March 24, Nepal has stopped regular flights with other countries as part of the government’s plan to stem the spread of the corona virus.
However multiple repartition, medical supplies, and special flights have been permitted nationally and internationally. CAAN forces no restrictions for those special flights but special approval for those flights needs to be obtained before getting into skies.