Domestic airline providers in Nepal have agreed to operate flights with COVID-19 prevention measures in place.
In a press statement issued on Wednesday, the Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) reaffirmed its commitment to working with the Ministry of Health and Population, the COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee, and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) in this respect.
Following the second wave of COVID-19, the umbrella association of airline operators reported that private airlines were conducting domestic flights while verifying COVID-19 prevention measures were in place.
According to the CAAN’s flight schedule, private airlines have been operating eight flights every hour. The statement further stated that, in view of recent road connection issues caused by monsoon-related calamities, airline carriers have started running flights to various places at a reasonable rate.
According to the statement, on a normal day, the domestic airport in Kathmandu sees around 1,200 travellers flying to and from various places.