Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Nepal Airlines postpones flight service to Osaka

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has postponed its flight to Japan due to shortage of passengers till August. With the postponement of the flight, the restart of Nepal-Japan direct flight – after almost a decade – has been delayed for one more month.
Joint spokesperson for NAC Navaraj Koirala confirmed the postponement of the Kathmandu-Osaka flight for a month due to a lukewarm response to pre-booking. “Some of the passengers, who have bought the NAC ticket, will be referred to another airline,” he said, adding that the schedule of the Kathmandu-Osaka flight will remain unchanged. “NAC will operate Osaka flights three days a week, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.”
The financially bankrupt NAC has fixed Rs 45,000 for one-way and Rs 77,000 for a round trip to Osaka. It takes around six-and-a-half hours to reach Osaka from Kathmandu. Operation of commercial flights to Osaka is expected to help NAC overcome its financial woes as it is expected to help generate revenue for NAC and contribute to the growth of Japanese tourists visiting Nepal.
The national flag carrier had opened ticket booking on the Kathmandu-Osaka route after receiving permission from Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) to operate flights from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to Osaka International Airport. The national flag carrier that used to fly twice a week on Kathmandu-Osaka route in between 1994 and 2007 had halted service due to lack of aircraft and human resources.

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