New Airlines to fly to Nepal

KATHMANDU: With surge in the arrival of Indian tourists, the number of Indian airlines coming to Kathmandu is also on the rise. According to Tri Ratna Manandhar, deputy director at Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal Kingfisher Airlines, an Indian airline, is going to start its flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Kathmandu from April 24. Kingfisher Airlines was supposed to start its flight from March 20 but this has been postponed to April 24, he said. Along with Air India, Jet Airlines and Jet Lite, Kingfisher Airlines will be yet another Indian airlines flying to Kathmandu. “There are more international airlines starting their flights to Kathmandu. Among them is Malaysian Airlines,” Manandhar said adding that Malaysian Airlines has sought permission for operation but its schedule is yet to come. Oman Air has sought operation permit from the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation.