Kathmandu, December 29
The new Nepal Civil Aviation 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 airline company.
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 information they provide to passengers related to conditions of air travel, facilities and airfare.
The new law 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.
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 military aircraft.
While the facilities being provided to air passengers have increased after country implemented Montreal Convention no such provisions have been made yet for domestic passengers.
Read the full news article on The Himalayan Times.