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For Everest enthusiasts, an unpleasant experience awaits at Manthali airport: The Ramechhap airport, which now conducts around 85 flights daily, is severely underequipped to handle the hundreds of tourists who arrive and leave every day, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 14/11/2019)

Nepal Airlines cuts price in half to offload vintage Boeing 757: This special Combi model is capable of seating passengers while also carrying two pallets of cargo, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/11/2019)

Families of air crash victims say they are being pressured to withdraw their case: 22 Nepalis were killed when US-Bangla flight BS 211 from Dhaka crashed while landing at Kathmandu airport, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/11/2019)

Air traffic congestion to hit VNY 2020, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 13/11/2019), Run TIA effectively: TIA needs to manage its limited space effectively until GBIA comes into full operation within a couple of months (ht 14/11/2019)

Bhadrapur airport to be closed for 10 days (ht 12/11/2019)

Nepal Airlines urges government to seek Chinese help for safety audit: China is poised to become one of the largest tourist markets for Nepal, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/11/2019)

Parking congestion responsible for mishap at Tribhuvan airport on Friday (ht 10/11/2019)

Int'l flights to operate from Pokhara by April 2021, by Dhan Basnet (rep 10/11/2019)

Nepal Airlines' Chinese planes are flying less and racking up more in operation costs: Starting next year, Nepal Airlines will have to pay more than Rs250 million every year in loan repayments for the six Chinese aircraft acquired in 2014, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/11/2019)

Munich Airport close to being named operator of Bhairahawa airport: Officials said the Germans had been asked to submit a detailed plan including the operation modality, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/11/2019)

Security at TIA foolproof, claims govt, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 07/11/2019), Matter of concern: When the customs at the TIA and along the borders are considered to be lucrative postings, you know something is amiss (ht 07/11/2019), US State Department report pokes holes in security at country’s only international airport: The report could be a catalyst for the Nepali security apparatus to dig deeper and deal with any potential threats, analysts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/11/2019)

Chinese airlines have 48 weekly flights to Nepal but Nepal Airlines hasn’t even acquired a permit for Guangzhou: All airlines are required to undergo a safety audit when flying to a new region, but a Chinese audit has been delayed three times, with no guarantee it will happen anytime soon, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/11/2019), The government should help Nepal Airlines get a permit to fly to China: The ruling party always boasts of its friendship with China but has been unable to help the failing national flag carrier (ht)

Gautam Buddha airport to miss project completion deadline again (ht 07/11/2019)

NAC studying seven new destinations, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 07/11/2019)

Nepal Airlines unveils cost optimisation plan (ht 07/11/2019)

Construction of airport in Upper Mustang proposed (rep 06/11/2019)

NAC ramps up preparations for non-stop flights to Guangzhou, Tokyo, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 06/11/2019)

Manang awaits promised flight service: Humde Airport has not had regular flight service in years, by Aash Gurung (kp 05/11/2019)

Last minute flight cancelations distress travelers, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 05/11/2019)

Bhairahawa airport enters second phase of construction: Technicians to start work to install communications, navigation and surveillance equipment from next week; The airport was initially slated to be ready by December 2017, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/11/2019)

Expansion of Manthali airport starts (ht 03/11/2019)

Passengers protest at airport after Oli’s return from Baku delayed their flight by nearly an hour: Pilots were asked to stop engines of Shree Airlines flight because of disturbance caused at VIP lounge where Oli was being welcomed, officials say (kp 28/10/2019) [This unbelievable political arrogance continues unabated! Visit Nepal Year should be renamed into Travel Godlike Policians Year! After the democratisation only the names of the gods have changed! Nepal is probably the only country in which internationally insignificant politicians regularly frustrate domestic and foreign travellers!]

First Kathmandu-Beijing flight set to take off tomorrow: Himalaya Airlines plans to operate three weekly services on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/10/2019)

Nepal Airlines’ last Boeing awaits a buyer, but there are none forthcoming: After two separate auction notices failed to find a buyer, Nepal Airlines Corporation has now decided to go into direct negotiations, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/10/2019)

Panel formed to formulate new Civil Aviation Act (ht 23/10/2019)

Before Visit Nepal, the country needs to improve airport management: It was a nightmare day for airport authorities and passengers the day Xi Jinping left Nepal, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 22/10/2019)

Government, Germany’s Munich Airport to hold final round of talks: The agenda includes the operation management of Gautam Buddha International Airport, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/10/2019)

Rastriya Janata Party lawmaker vandalises counter at Janakpur airport: The lawmaker said that he was furious at the condition of the airport, and the irresponsibility and indifference of Budhha Air’s officials to passengers’ queries, by Santosh Singh (kp 15/10/2019), Airline operators warn of suspending all Janakpur flights (rep 15/10/2019)

Tribhuvan International Airport reschedules flights in view of Xi’s arrival and departure: TIA has revised the schedule of 33 and 54 international flights for Saturday and Sunday (kp 12/10/2019)

Airlines adding flights to ease festive commute (ht 05/10/2019)

TAAN seeks Ramechhap airport upgradation (ht 05/10/2019)

Chhetri transferred to CAAN from TIA (ht 05/10/2019)

Nepal Airlines sees strong October, November demand for Japan flights: Nepalis rushing home for the holidays are filling the flights out of Osaka, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/10/2019)

Pokhara Airport profits Rs 50m in FY2018/19, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 01/10/2019)

Nepal, Australia to sign air service agreement: Australia will permit seven weekly flights to key cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/09/2019), Nepal, Australia sign air service agreement to operate direct flights: The accord allows seven weekly flights between Kathmandu and Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Perth, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/10/2019)

Himalaya Airlines announces new partnership with Tibet Civil Aviation: The carrier plans to operate direct services between Kathmandu and Beijing from October 27, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/09/2019), Himalaya Airlines to transfer Chinese ownership, introduces new logo (ht 30/09/2019)

Nepal, UAE ink revised air services agreement (ht 30/09/2019)

Bhairahawa airport's plan to go solar is feasible, say officials: All systems—from air traffic control to runway lights—will run on power from the sun, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 28/09/2019)

Members of investigation bodies say they have not been paid: The experts who probed the Makalu Air, Altitude Air, Air Dynasty and Summit Air crashes are yet to get their money, by Sangam Prasain (kp24/09/2019)

Zürich Airport shortlisted to develop Nijgadh Airport, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 24/09/2019)

Rs5 billion international terminal to be built at Bhairahawa airport: Officials say the construction of the project is likely to start by 2020, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/09/2019)

Four airlines poised to launch Kathmandu-Delhi flights,fares likely to drop: The additional services may ignite fierce competition and benefit consumers, say travel traders, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/09/2019)

High cost lays aviation low in Nepal: Kathmandu has the highest fuel and handling costs of any airport in the world, and the poorest facilities, by Sharad Ojha (nt 20/09/2019)

Privatise NAC: The govt should give up the idea of doing business in airlines as the private sector has become capable of competing with others (ht 20/09/2019)

International flight operations disturbed (ht 20/09/2019)

CAAN unveils Rs 46.96 bn budget for 2019-2o; Civil aviation regulatory body plans to distribute bonus worth Rs 1.26 billion to staffers (ht 20/09/2019)

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