Nepal Airlines Corporation is set to start flying to hilly districts of the far west from Sunday. The corporation will start flights from Sunday under the direction of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Minister Prem Bahadur Ale. Minister Ale has instructed to operate the NAC aircraft to provide accessible service to the citizens as the transport services have also been closed due to the floods and landslides that came along with the unseasonal rains.
Dimprakash Poudel, the Nepal Airlines Corporation general manager, said that the corporation is preparing to operate regular flights from Dhangadhi in Kailali to Bajhang, Bajura, and Doti hilly districts in the far west following the directive of Minister Ale.
He said, “Our flight was operated in Bajura. Now, regular flights will be operated in Bajhang, Bajura, and Doti under the direction of the Minister.” Due to heavy rains, floods and landslides have blocked the highway; the people have been suffering a lot from transportation services.
Minister Ale, who had gone to the far west to inspect the damage caused by the floods and landslides, instructed the Nepal Airlines Corporation to operate regular flights to the hilly districts of the far west.
According to the Nepal Airlines Corporation, all preparations have been completed to operate the flight from Dhangadhi Airport in Kailali from Sunday in the hilly district of the far west following the directive of Minister Ale. According to the office of the airline corporation, there is a plan to operate flights in the hilly districts of the far west by maintaining concessional fares. Under the direction of Minister Ale, Nepal Airlines Corporation will also operate a Dhangadhi-Kathmandu flight from Sunday.
Meanwhile, Minister Ale also inspected the Geta Airport at Dhangadhi in Kailali. While inspecting the airport, Minister Ale said that Geta Airport should be expanded to a national-level airport. Minister Ale has also expressed commitment to allocate budget to make the airport with a total area of 83 bighas.