- CB Adhikari
Kathmandu: The mountain flights began on Saturday after eight months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Two private air services- The Buddha Air and Yeti Airlines- resumed the mountain flights targeting domestic tourists.
The Buddha Air conducted three flights- one ATR-72 and two ATR-42- flying 150 passengers to view the mountains.
Similarly, Yeti Airlines flew for mountain viewing with 92 passengers in two flights. These two companies will regularly conduct mountain flights every Saturday.
They said the number of flights would increase once they draw more passengers. The spokesperson at Yeti Airlines Sudarshan Bartaula said the mountain flight was encouraging and the booking for additional flights was fine.
The current season is suitable for the mountain flight. Buddha Air charges Rs 8,900 for a person to have an adventurous flight.
Food and vegetable shops have started opening till 11 am and the traffic has also started …