Sita Air rescuing passengers from Lukla since two days
Sita Air, a STOL carrier of country has rescued numerous passengers stranded at Lukla airport since yesterday. The carrier conducted 3 rescue flights yesterday and one flight to Lukla today. While all the STOL (Short Take off and Landings) carrier are conducting rescue flights from Lukla, Sita Air also came up with aggressive flights to withdraws passengers from Lukla.
Sita Air, however is the fourth carrier to withdraw passengers from Lukla. Tara Air, Summit Air and Nepal Airlines have already conducted multiple flights to Lukla for rescue. Summit Air has been conducting the flights till today and continue it. Today a total of 29 Tourists and 50 guides and porters have been evacuated from Lukla by Nepal Airlines, Summit Air and Sita Air on behalf of Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, Nepal Tourism Board, District Administration Office.
It has been reported that a lot of foreigners are still stranded at Lukla Airport, the most extreme airport and gateway to Mount Everest. The outbreak of CoVid-19 and lockdown imposed all over country made tourists stranded at various part of country including Lukla. Numerous tourists have been rescued from Pokhara as well which is one of the most popular tourist destination and gateway to multiple adventurous trekking routes.
Embassies of different country in Nepal have approached Government of Nepal to rescue their respective nationals from various parts of the country. The Government has made provision of conducting special rescue flights in special permission during the lockdown. All other domestic as well as international flights remain suspended till April 15. Some international rescue flights also have been conducted in this difficult hour of people and the world.