Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Bhanubhakta Dhakal had informed a week ago that the Council of Ministers decides to open regular flights to the three countries from June 1.
As per the source, it has been decided that there will be no regular flights immediately. Cabinet meetings earlier decided and announced to open regular flights to China, Qatar, and Turkey.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Taranath Adhikari said that the decision would take another week to be implemented. “It was decided to open regular flights, but due to lack of preparations for flight management, the flights will not be operated from tomorrow,” he said.
According to the official, the issues, including quarantine management and the number of flight permits to the airlines, have not been decided yet.
As a result, it has been decided that the flights to the three countries from 1 June will not be regular. According to Nepal Civil Aviation Authority spokesperson Raj Kumar Chhetri, no decision has been taken to operate the flight till Monday.
It takes at least a week to arrange flight management after the decision is made on Monday or Tuesday. For the same reason, it has been decided that there will be no regular flights even in the designated countries for a week.