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Air Service Agreement revision with Bhutan on cards

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has sent a proposal to the cabinet seeking its approval for the revision of air service agreement (ASA) with Bhutan. Since Bhutan requested the government to revise the bilateral air service agreement as

NAC becomes booze free airlines

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is no longer going to serve alcohol on its flights from tomorrow as part of its austerity measures. However, NAC spokesperson Ram Hari Sharma claimed that the national flag carrier decided not to serve alcoholic beverages

Tourism Ministry plans structural overhaul

At a time, when Nepali sky has been under scrutiny due to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation’s apathy, the ministry has planned to open two new departments and an Aviation Safety Investigation Bureau – by the current

Indian jetliner carrying 170 catches fire during landing

An Indian jetliner with 170 people on board caught fire while landing in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) today but there were no casualties reported. The right wheels of the Airbus 320 of Indigo – an Indian budget airlines – 6E

Nepal to be air transit route, accoding to revised ASA with China

Nepal is going to be the air transit route for international airlines, according to the revised Nepal-China Air Service Agreement (ASA) signed here today. China has also approved the access of new Trans-Himalaya 1 (Bangkok-Kolkata-Nepalgunj-Indek in Pakistan), 2 and 3

International airlines felicitate NAC for better ground handling

International airlines felicitated Nepal Airlines for its efficient ground handling at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). Some 10 international airlines today awarded the ailing national flag carrier for its better ground handling at the only international airport. The second annual

EC experts arriving to assess onsite six air carriers safety measures

A six-member European Commission (EC) delegation is arriving Nepal tomorrow to study the documentation system of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and look into domestic air carriers’ safety measures. The team will conduct safety assessments of six domestic air

NAC adds domestic flights

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has added two flights on the domestic routes. The state-managed airlines that has been flying once a week to Taplejung will now fly twice, every Mondays and Thursdays, the airlines said, adding that the added flights

Tourism minister blames CAAN for Nepal being blacklisted in EU

Tourism Minister Ram Kumar Shrestha blamed the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) for Nepal being blacklisted by the European Union (EU). “The EU blacklisted Nepal due to weakness of CAAN,” he said addressing the 15th anniversary of the CAAN

Domestic airport tax will be included in airfare across the country from January 15

While flying from any domestic airports across the country, the passengers do not need to pay airport tax as the domestic airliners will include it in the airfare according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) request to implement

Goma Air plans to bring European aircraft, successfully conducts test flight

Goma Air is bringing a new 19-seater commuter type multi-engine turbo propeller aircraft, for its operations, from February. The private airlines that has been operating only in the far-and mid-west is spreading its wing – with the new aircraft –

European Economic Chamber to help Nepal remove from EU blacklist

The European Economic Chamber, Nepal will help the country remove from the European Union’s (EU) blacklist of unsafe aircraft. On December 5, The EU banned Nepali aircraft to fly to 28 European member states. But the chamber said today that

Government asks CAAN to work on improving aviation safety standards

The government has directed Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to work on improving air safety standard. Marking the International Civil Aviation Day 2013, a day after the EC’s ban of Nepali aircrafts flying to Europe – though not a

National flag carrier finalises new livery

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has selected new livery from the design competition. “The livery design prepared by Biswas Pokharel has been selected from some 62 designs,” according to the national flag carrier that has been losing its domestic and international

Nepal, China sign loan agreement to procure six aircraft for national flag carrier

The government is finally procuring two and purchasing four – a total of six aircraft from China – for the national flag carrier’s domestic flights. Finance secretary Shanta Raj Subedi and Chinese ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai signed two agreements

Simrik Air leases entire fleet of Agni Air

Simrik Airlines from today officially started operations to Lukla with 17-seater Dornier 228 aircraft leased from Agni Air as it has leased the entire fleet of five aircraft from the debt ridden Agni Air. “Simrik Airlines leased five aircraft of