KATHMANDU, OCTOBER 1
In the last 10 days, the number of passengers coming to Kathmandu was more than those flying out of the valley.
The domestic flights were resumed from September 21. For the first phase of resumption, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) had issued a schedule for the domestic sector. During the first phase, a total of 1,195 domestic flights were conducted, in which a total of 24,322 passengers travelled via air route.
Among the total number of flights, 9,809 passengers travelled out of Kathmandu via 595 flights, while 14,513 passengers entered Kathmandu via 600 flights.
As per Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Buddha Air conducted 404 flights carrying 14,480 passengers from and to Kathmandu, while Yeti Airlines operated 229 flights with 7,646 passengers. Similarly, Shree Airlines conducted 42 flights carrying 1,255 passengers.
As the schedule for the first phase ended yesterday, the government has increased the flight quota for the domestic sector from today.
Till Wednesday, the domestic airlines were allowed to operate only 25 per cent of their flight slots.
However, the airline companies have now been allowed to operate 50 per cent of flights. As per the CAAN, Buddha Air has been allowed to operate 29 flights per day. Prior to this, the airline company was permitted to operate a maximum of 18 flights daily.
Similarly, Yeti Airlines has been permitted to conduct 18 flig