Kathmandu. As Nepal Oil Corporation reduced the price of international aviation fuel, the government-owned Nepal Airlines Corporation has reduced the airfare.
Karishma Shrestha, spokesperson of the corporation, said that the fares of cargo and chartered flights have been reduced with effect from Monday.
The corporation has reduced the tariff on wide body aircraft (Airbus 330) by 13 percent and on narrow-body (Airbus 320) aircraft by 15 percent.
According to the new price, the fare for chartered and cargo flights of wide body ships has been fixed at USD 13,460 per hour. Earlier, the fare of the ship was 15 520 dollars.
Oil Corporation has reduced the fare of wide body ship by 2,060. Similarly, the fare of the narrow-body ship owned by the corporation has been fixed at Rs 6,580 per hour.
Earlier, the fare of the ship was 7710 dollars per hour. The corporation has reduced the fare of the ship by 1,130 dollar. General Manager of the Corporation Dimprakash Poudel has been urging to reduce the fee for aviation fuel, saying that the costly aviation fuel has negatively affected Nepal’s tourism industry and Nepal’s reputation in the international arena.
Nepal Oil Corporation has reduced the price of aviation fuel with effect from 12pm midnight on Sunday. Earlier, the price of international aviation fuel was fixed at USD 893 per kilometer which has been reduced to USD 715 per kilometer now. The corporation has reduced the price by USD 178 per kilometer.
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