The national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), has prioritized the restoration of its international flight services, which were suspended following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the risk of infection decreases, one of its current priorities is to resume disrupted flights.
The state-owned company is planning to connect two major Indian cities, Bangalore and Mumbai, with Kathmandu as soon as possible.
According to the Corporation, it is preparing to launch a Kathmandu-Bangalore flight on March 21, followed by service between Kathmandu and Mumbai on March 29.
The NAC service to and from Bangalore will be available three times per week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, while flights to and from Mumbai will be available three times per week: Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Since March 14, the Nepal Airlines has ensured the operation of two flights on the Kathmandu-New Delhi route.
It continued to serve New Delhi in the face of adversity caused by the pandemic.
It is now resuming all commercial flights to a variety of destinations.
Similarly, it is planning to add one more flight on the Kathmandu-Narita (Japan) route beginning April 1.
According to NAC Spokesperson Archana Khadka, they will most likely operate two flights per week to Narita International Airport, on Tuesdays and Fridays. “We’re getting back to business after COVID-19,” she said.
The NAC international flight schedule includes nine destinations in seven different countries. In addition, plans are being made to operate two flights on the Kathmandu-Bangkok route in Thailand.
Currently, a single flight connects Kathmandu and Bangkok, and one more flight will be added beginning March 21, according to NAC sources.