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Covid-19 pushes Gautam Buddha International Airport project further behind schedule

Kathmandu, Sept. 23 -- Nepal's much-delayed second international airport project in Bhairahawa has fallen further behind schedule due largely to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to project officials. ... Read More


Ang Rita Sherpa, who climbed Everest 10 times without bottled oxygen, dies at 72

Kathmandu, Sept. 22 -- Thaneshwor Guragain, a manager at Seven Summit Treks, recalls Ang Rita Sherpa thinking that the end was near in April 2017 when he was being treated at a hospital in Kathmandu a... Read More


Nearly collapsed domestic airlines set to take to the skies again after six months

Kathmandu, Sept. 21 -- Bowing down to pressure from domestic airline operators, the government has decided to scrap its directive issued last week to them to fly half-empty to ensure social distancing... Read More


Airlines operators take issues with government over its move to allow them to fly half empty

Kathmandu, Sept. 16 -- A day after the government officially announced allowing domestic airlines to resume services from Thursday, private operators on Wednesday criticized the diktat, saying they ca... Read More


Decision to prepare an 'updated' master plan for Nijgadh airport meets with criticism

Kathmandu, Sept. 16 -- The Tourism Ministry has directed the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal to select a consultant to prepare an 'updated' master plan for the proposed Nijgadh International Airport... Read More


Tourism minister proposes unshackling travel to revive economy

Kathmandu, Sept. 11 -- Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai said on Thursday that they had proposed four actions to help revitalise the economy even as the fight against the virus continues-increase flig... Read More


Investment Board told to confirm final investment decision on Nijgadh airport

Kathmandu, Sept. 10 -- A high-level government panel has asked Investment Board Nepal to confirm the final investment decision on Nijgadh International Airport with potential builder Zurich Airport In... Read More


Airlines oppose plan to scrap two-tier fare structure

Kathmandu, Sept. 8 -- The Civil Aviation Ministry's move to end the two-tier fare structure for the domestic sector, under which locals and foreigners pay different prices for the same flight, has got... Read More


Domestic airlines for retaining two-tier fare structure

Kathmandu, Sept. 8 -- The Civil Aviation Ministry's move to end the two-tier fare structure for the domestic sector, under which locals and foreigners pay different prices for the same flight, has got... Read More


Airlines ignoring orders not to board passengers without negative PCR test report

Kathmandu, Sept. 4 -- On August 25, a charter flight of Air Arabia landed at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. Among the 161 passengers on board, 142 produced a negative polymerase chain re... Read More