Sunday, June 23, 2013

Tara Air completes Rumzatar test flight

Tara Air conducted a test flight today to Rumzatar.
The flight operated by Captain Pemba Sherpa took off from Kathmandu Airport around 10: 30 in the morning and landed successfully at the newly renovated Rumzatar Airport, according to the airlines.
The airport was not in operation for the last 18 months due to construction works.
Though, the director general of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Ratish Chandra Lal Suman led the panel of guests to board the flight, the successful test flight will be reported to CAAN, it said, adding that the authority will then give green signal for scheduled flights.
“We will be flying once a week to Rumzatar in the beginning, said operations director at Tara Air Santa Prajapati.
Tara Air is the only means of transportation to the rural Nepal, he said, adding that it has been giving consistent regular services to the people for a long time. “It is expensive as well very risky to operate in the rural part with our Geographical Terrain but still Tara Air has not been shy of their commitment to the rural Nepal.”
It also flies once a week to every Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) sector on a subsidised basis under corporate social responsibility.

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