Tribhuvan International Airport (File photo)
KATHMANDU: Airlines companies have said they cannot operate services only with 50 percent of passengers even though the government decided to resume domestic flights from today.
A cabinet meeting on Monday had decided to allow operations of domestic airlines services based on the number of seats from Thursday.
Even though the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on Wednesday decided to allow the domestic airlines to resume services from today, the companies have disagreed to do so stating that to operate services carrying only 50 percent of passengers is not practical.
“The airlines companies have disagreed with the government’s decision to operate services carrying only 50 percent of passengers. It is impractical,” said General Secretary of Airlines Operators Association of Nepal Manoj Karki.