A regular flight has started at Thamkharka airport of Khotang from today.
Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), national flag carrier has commenced a regular flight from Thamkharka airport from today (February 20) after the runway was blacktopped.
Narendra Udas, Station in-charge of the airport stated that after a test flight, NAC has made flight schedule to operate flight in Kathmandu-Thamkharka-Kathmandu air route on Saturday and Kathmandu-Thamkharka-Biratnagar and Biratnagar-Thamkharka- Kathmandu air route on Wednesday.
Previously, the airport resumed its service from February 11, 2019 after the completion of blacktopping project of the runway.
Mr. Rabindra Adhikari, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) inaugurated the resuming of airport.
People of Khotehang, Jantedhunga and Bahrapokhari are pleased and happy after re-operation of the airport.
The airport which started its operation form 2056 targeting the people of the southern region, used to halt its service during rainy season as the runway was not blacktopped.
The sick people seeking medical treatment will be mostly benefited by the flight service in this region. While the airport was closed they were compelled to walk for two days on foot to reach Khanidada Airport of the same district and use the air service from there. Khanidada Airport lies on the headquarter Dhiktel of Khotang.