The government has agreed to resume flights between Nepal and India, which were halted for eight months. Yadav Prasad Koirala, Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, confirmed that the decision had been taken at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
In place to evade corona infection, Nepal has suspended regular international flights since last March. While the government opened Tribhuvan International Airport on 1 September, India and China have not yet opened for regular international flights. A month ago, India suggested opening flights to Nepal under the air-bubble concept because it will serve only the people of the two nations.
Nepal is planning to operate up to two Nepal-India flights a day based on this plan; the ministry source stated, ” I have not been informed by the resolution of the cabinet, “The decision of the cabinet has not been confirmed to me.”
According to another ministry official, the Ministry of Tourism will soon obtain a decision from the Council of Ministers. In the end, the Prime Minister will influence the decision of the meeting. The ministry will plan for the activity according to what is emerging,” the official said.
According to Dev Chandra Lal Karna, acting general manager of Tribhuvan International Airport, there are 10-12 international flights a day. According to the Acting General Manager, Karna, up to 70 percent of international flights now transport passengers.