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NAC aircraft with 238 NA peacekeepers leaves for South Sudan

30 July 2020  

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KATHMANDU: A Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) aircraft carrying 238 Nepali Army peacekeepers left for South Sudan’s Juba.

The wide body A330 aircraft is said to transit in Oman’s Muscat. According to the NAC, as many as 250 Nepalese Army personnel stranded due to the lockdown returned Kathmandu on Wednesday night from Juba.

The peacekeeping mission has taken place under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan program.

NAC aircraft had operated chartered flights to the Central African Republic and Mali on July 8 to take the Nepali Army peacekeepers.

Six international flights are being operated on Thursday.

Meanwhile, a Korean Air will conduct a chartered flight to Kathmandu from South Korea on Thursday while Cathy Dragon will operate a flight from Hong Kong and Asian Air from Incheon of South Korea to Kathmandu.

Also today, Himalayan Airlines will operate a flight to Kunming and two flights to Kuwait.

Meanwhile, NAC has brought home Nepali students from Bangalore via a rescue flight.

It said this was the first rescue flight to be operated from India. Eighty Nepali students in Bangalore and nearby areas were repatriated home via this flight, the NAC stated in a press release.

Publish Date : 30 July 2020 13:38 PM

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