Aircraft of domestic carriers at Tribhuvan International Airport. (File photo)
KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Domestic airlines have resumed their services from today.
The internal air services had remained suspended since March after the government announced a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Although the government decided to resume the services from September 17, airline operators had deferred their plan to resume domestic air services seeking approval from the government to allow 100 percent occupancy.
Considering the travel history of people during Dashain and Tihar, the government had decided to let domestic airlines resume operations to facilitate the movement of the general public.
The Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) said that the domestic airliners would follow the safety protocols set by the government.
It may be noted that the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has circulated the health safety protocols to be followed by the airline operators as well as the airport authorities.
Meanwhile, the authorities will allow the private airlines to increase the flight frequency after October 1 considering the festive season, according to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.