Sydney: Nepal Airlines has taken off from Sydney for Kathmandu with 259 passengers on board on Tuesday.
The Nepal Airlines aircraft Annapurna flew off to Kathmandu at around 3 a.m in the early morning. The passengers include 11 persons from News Zealand and those Nepali guardians who had reached Australia to meet with their children had got stuck up due to lock down after Coronavirus pandemic.
The airlines officials said only 259 passengers could board the plane and fly off to Kathmandu despite 1300 persons had applied for the chartered plane.
The passengers were charged 2350 Australian dollar as airfare for this chartered flight to return to Nepal.
Nepali ambassador for Australia Maheshrad Dahal had seen off the passengers at Sydney airport.
It is said all the passengers had gone through PCR test to board this plane. Once they arrive in Nepal they would be sent to home quarantine, the sources said.
The next flight of Nepal Airlines for Kathmandu will be operated on June 27 from Melbourne.