Aviation act to benefit passengers

This image shows the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, in March, 2017. Photo courtesy: Sushant Sharma

, December 29

The new Nepal Civil Act is going to benefit air passengers as they will be eligible to receive compensation in case of delay in flights or cancellations from the company.

Likewise, if any arrives at the airport within the scheduled but the flight has already departed then concerned airline firm will have to compensate such passengers.

The bill of the new act is currently under approval phase at Cabinet. After implementation of the act airline operators will have to be transparent with they provide to passengers related to conditions of air travel, facilities and airfare.

The new has also mentioned that in case of flight delay or cancellation the concerned airline operator must inform its passengers beforehand so that the passengers won’t have to go through the hassle of going to the airport and returning home.

Aiming to strengthen the aviation sector of the country the government has prepared a bill of the new .

As the air traffic congestion at airports across the country is increasing each year which is bothering passengers with flight delays and cancellations the new law is expected to address such problems. However, the act will not be applicable for .

While the facilities being provided to air passengers have increased after country implemented no such provisions have been made yet for domestic passengers.

Read the full news article on The Himalayan Times.

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