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August 4, 2020

48 domestic flights daily permitted

Kathmandu: Nepal’s Civil Aviation Authority has permitted 48 domestic flights daily to be operated from August 17 after nearly five month’s suspension of flights due to Coronavirus pandemic and nation wide lock down.

These flights include 39 for the urban areas and 9 flights for the rural areas. Buddha air, Yeti airlines and Shree Airlines are preparing for flights with safety measures and most of these airlines have already taken permission from Civil Aviation Authority to operate the scheduled flights.

The helicopter flights will be added to it later. Buddha air has got permission for 18 flights while Yeti air has got permission for 11 flights from August 17.

Although preparations are on for the domestic flights, yet uncertainty prevails said Anil Manandhar the manager of Shree air. There are as many as 10 helicopter companies, and 19 airlines companies in Nepal which are operating 34 helicopters and 46 aircrafts. There used to be at least 350 domestic flights daily before the lock down phase (RSS).

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