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July 29, 2021

Airport’s domestic terminal returns to normalcy

Kathmandu: Nepal’s domestic terminal of the airport is gradually returning to normalcy after remaining deserted for a long time following the Covid-19 pandemic.

The domestic plans taking off and landing to and from the domestic terminal seem to be vibrant as usual despite the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As many as 110 or more domestic flights are being regularly operated since July 1, after the flight remained suspended for nearly two months. And more than 10,000 passengers have availed of the of flight opportunities.

One month ago, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) allowed 15 daily flights to Yeti Airlines, 31 to Buddha Air, seven to Shree Airlines, three to Saurya Air, two to Nepal Airlines, two to Tara Air, and two each to Summit and Sita Air. But on Wednesday alone, Buddha Air carried out 60 flights, Yeti 20, Shree 16, Tara four, Saurya five, and Summit and Sita one each. The number of flights has doubled in a month.

According to the Airline Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN), the latest figures show that domestic airlines are feeling a sigh of relief and bruised wounds being dressed currently.

The AOAN also expressed satisfaction over the increasing trust of passengers in air services which are being operated by complying with all sorts of health-related safety protocols as devised by the Ministry of Health and Population and other relevant agencies in the country.

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