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June 1, 2020

TIA ready for flights with social distance

C.B. Adhikari

Kathmandu: The only Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in the country is ready to make flights by maintaining social distance.TIA was closed for two months after Covid -19 posed a risk.

TIA’s runway has been extended by 300 meters to operate domestic and international flights by maintaining social distance and to prevent the spreading spree of the Covid-19 according to the TIA General Manager Devendra KC.

Maintaining social distance at the TIA has been chalked out as per the precautionary measures set in by World Health Organization (WHO) by keeping in view of the health security of the passengers.

Plans are underway to repatriate the stranded Nepalis to Nepal from abroad within a week said the TIA Chief KC.

300 meters long TIA runway construction was funded by Asian Development Bank since 2013 and its expenditure is estimated to be 800 million rupees.

Sanitizer and mask will be used at the airport to maintain social distance. Meanwhile, the arrival and departure halls have been completed. Now, all arriving passengers will have to exit through the parking hall.

At least 30 airlines companies including three Nepali companies are operating their flight services from TIA. Twenty airlines companies including 10 helicopter companies are operating the domestic flights from TIA.

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