Stalled for nearly nine months, flights between Kathmandu and New Delhi are set to resume from next week under the “air bubble” concept, government officials confirmed.
Flight connection between Nepal and India’s capital will resume from next week once preparations are completed, Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane, the Joint Secretary at Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, confirmed.
“We will send a positive response to the air bubble concept that India sent through the diplomatic channel to the ministry regarding the date of operating the flights. After this, the airlines of both countries will be asked to make the necessary preparations to resume the flights. It will take a maximum of 10 days, starting Tuesday,” Mr Lamichhane told news agency ANI.
Accepting the proposal of India for air bubble, only two flights will be operated between India and Nepal’s capital in the first phase of the planned resumption.