Domestic flights resume operations after six months


After six months of restrictions, resumed from today. To prevent the COVID-19 infection from spreading in the country, the government had halted from March 24. After the resumption of flights, Airlines (NAC) conducted the first flight today at 7:00am from Kathmandu to Bhojpur.

Starting from today, the government has allowed airline companies to operate 25 per cent of regular flights till October 1. After that the government will again set a new schedule for flight operations based on the situation and public demand. As per the schedule, the government has allowed airline companies to operate 43 flights a day on trunk routes and 11 flights to remote areas every day. The number of flights, however, can be changed based on the flight occupancy.The Cabinet meeting held on September 14 had decided to reopen domestic flights from today while international flights had started operations 20 days ago.

Meanwhile, on the very first day of resumption of domestic flights, Yeti Airlines launched the ‘Together for Domestic Tourism’ campaign under which the airline company is offering 16 travel packages.

The travel packages include Everest Trail, Intriguing Rara, Enchanting Pokhara, Heart of the Jungle Safari Chitwan, Muktinath Darshan Jomsom (Low), Muktinath Darshan Jomsom (high), Annapurna Foothills Trail Ghandruk and Annapurna Luxury Ghandruk Trek.

Similarly, towards regular destinations, Yeti Airlines is offering two-nights and three-days packages from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Bhadrapur, Bharatpur, Nepalgunj, Janakpur and Tumlingtar.

The campaign has been launched with a slogan ‘Aba airlines udna matra hoina ghumna pani’ (Now airlines are not to fly only but to travel as well).

“The COVID-19 pandemic has become an opportunity to promote domestic tourism,” said Anoj Rimal, CEO of Yeti Airlines, adding, “Domestic tourism is the only way out for the reviva

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