Kathmandu: Nepal Airlines has got access to 19 Chinese airports and received a green signal to make 98 flights to China every week.
This was possible after the bilateral meeting for air service revision held between Chinese officials and the Nepali team led by Suresh Acharya ended conclusively in Beijing Friday.
Earlier, a bilateral agreement between Nepal and China was inked on 25 February 2014 to permit Nepali planes to get access to 7 Chinese airports for 70 flights every week. However, the implementation of the agreement was delayed by Chinese officials. So, the Nepali team reached Beijing to revise the air service agreement with the Chinese counterparts.
According to the new bilateral revised air service agreement, Nepali planes will get permission to get access to any of the Chinese airports.
Nepali team leader Suresh Acharya signed the agreement. The Chinese officials during the meeting expressed commitment to expedite all the processes needed for Nepali planes to take off from Nepal for Chinese airports.
Chinese air services such as China Eastern, China Southern, Sichuan Airlines, Air China and Tibet Airlines are operating direct flights to Nepal without any hurdles from Nepal.
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