Kathmandu, March 22
Domestic airline companies have slashed their airfare after the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) directed them not to charge the maximum airfare during this critical situation.
Holding a meeting with airline operators on Saturday, Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai had directed them to reduce their airfare immediately to provide relief to passengers.
Issuing a notice today, Yeti Airlines has released its new airfare to be implemented from March 23 till April 3. “Considering the current situation and as per discussions with the MoCT- CA and Airline Operators’ Association of Nepal and receiving feedback from the general public, Yeti Airlines has revised its airfare,” the notice reads.
Airfare for Bhadrapur has been reduced to Rs 6,200 one way from Rs 9,000.
Likewise, the airfare for Biratnagar, Bhairahawa and Nepalgunj has been reduced to Rs 5,500, Rs 4,900 and Rs 6,300, respectively from Rs 7,450, Rs 6,100 and Rs 9,850 respectively. Meanwhile, airfare for Pokhara has been reduced to Rs 3,700 from Rs 5,000.
Likewise, Buddha Air has reduced the airfare for Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj and Bhadrapur to Rs 5,500, Rs 4,900, Rs 6,300 and Rs 6,200, respectively from the previous airfare of Rs 7,878, Rs 6,7