During the current COVID-19 crisis, national flag carrier Nepal Airlines has been operating passenger repatriation flights on behalf of Organizations and Government, as well as providing aircraft for the movement of cargo for essential needs.
The Nepal Airlines wide-body aircraft Airbus A330 ‘9N-ALZ’ will fly to Narita International Airport of Japan at 08:00 PM today and return back tomorrow at 12:30 PM local time. The flight will fly 200 Japanese citizens stranded in Nepal after the lockdown to Tokyo as a repatriation flight while all the regular domestic and international flights in Nepal have been suspended. The aircraft while returning back to Nepal will be flying empty.
The flights will take around 06:15 Hours one way to proceeding to Tokyo.
The flight will be conducted in command of Nepalese Captain Mahesh M. Dangol. There will be a total of 3 sets of flight crew members including 1 set of the cabin crew.
NAC has also scheduled to fly to Guangzhou Airport for bringing medical supplies and cargos but due to Government instabilities on the decision making, the flight has been canceled for time being.