The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has approved a month-long schedule for domestic and foreign airlines to conduct international flights to and from 11 destinations abroad, an official said.
According to a notice, the CAAN has greenlighted 21 flights per week from and to 11 foreign destinations from Thursday to July 31, reports Xinhua news agency. It is the first time for Nepal to approve so many flights to so many destinations since the South Asian country went into a lockdown in late April to contain a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
As per the CAAN’s notice, the designated airlines can conduct flights to and from New Delhi; Doha; Istanbul; Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi; Dammam;, Kuwait; Muscat; Kuala Lumpur and Narita.
CAAN spokesman Raj Kumar Chhetri told Xinhua that the latest decision came following consultations with the airlines after the Nepali government decided to increase the number of destinations for the resumption of international flights.