Nepal Airlines Corporation to purchase new aircraft for domestic sector

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KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 9

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has directed to proceed with the .

During a meeting held with Executive Chairman and other department heads, directed NAC to prepare aircraft procurement plan immediately.

Citing a huge loss, NAC had recently grounded all six Chinese aircraft that it had been using for domestic flights.

“Consequently, the national flag carrier has only two Twin Otters left in its fleet which is not enough for the operation of domestic flights,” Bhattarai said.

Stating that NAC has to be responsible towards the general public being a national flag carrier, he added, “Considering flight operations in remote areas, NAC has to purchase aircraft as soon as possible.”

Bhattarai also directed NAC to take necessary action to prepare a draft for the operation of NAC on public-private partnership model. He directed NAC to begin discussion with Citizen Investment Trust, Employees Provident Fund, MoCTCA and the Ministry of Finance to prepare a draft for the operation of NAC in PPP model.

The minister als


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