Nepal | September 27, 2020

Govt schedules 67 flights to repatriate Nepalis

Arpana Ale Magar
Share Now:

Kathmandu, June 10

The government has scheduled a total of 67 flights to repatriate Nepalis stranded in different countries.

A meeting held today at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) has prepared a schedule for repatriation flights starting from tomorrow (June 11) to June 25.

Of the total repatriation flights, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) will be conducting 24 flights, while Himalaya Airlines will be operating 19 flights and other foreign airlines will conduct 24 flights.

On Thursday, two flights from Kuwait will be coming to Kathmandu carrying Nepalis stranded there. As per Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), two aircraft of Jazeera Airways are scheduled to touchdown here at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm, respectively.

NAC’s wide-body aircraft will repatriate passengers from Dhaka, Bangladesh, on June 14.

Likewise, on June 15, NAC’s wide-body aircraft will repatriate passengers from Maldives while its narrow-body aircraft will repatriate passengers from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. On the same day, Himalaya Airlines will bring home passengers from Saudi Arabia on one flight while stranded Nepalis in Cambodia and Singapore will be repatriated on the second flight. On the same day, two flights by foreign airlines have been scheduled — one from Muscat, Oman and the other destination is yet to be decided.

On June 16, NAC will be repatriating passengers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar while one flight of Himalaya Airlines will repatriate Nepalis from Kuwait, and another flight will bring passengers from Sri Lanka and Maldives.

NAC is repatriating passengers from Australia, Thailand and Bahrain, on June 17. The same day, Himalaya Airlines will fly to Bangladesh and Qatar. Foreign airlines will be conducting two repatriation flights — one from the United States and another is yet to be decided.

On June 18, NAC will fly to Saudi Arabia and UAE, while Himalaya Airlines will evacuate Nepalis from Malaysia and Oman. The national flag carrier will fly to Japan and Kuwait, while Himalaya Airlines will fly to Saudi Arabia and Nigeria on June 19.

On June 20, NAC will repatriate Nepali nationals from Cyprus, Malaysia and Qatar, Himalaya Airlines will repatriate passengers from UAE and Bangladesh. The foreign airlines will conduct two flights that day, of which one will be from Europe.

Meanwhile on June 21, NAC will conduct repatriation flight from South Korea and Oman, while Himalaya Airlines will conduct flights from Kuwait and Malaysia. Repatriation flights from Australia and Thailand will be conducted on June 22 by NAC, while Himalaya Airlines will go to Pakistan and Qatar to bring back stranded Nepalis.

NAC will fly to Japan and Maldives, while Himalaya Airlines will fly to Uganda, on June 23. The national flag carrier has flights scheduled for Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on June 24.

Then on June 25, NAC will fly to the United States while Himalaya Airlines will bring back stranded Nepali citizens from Cyprus and Israel.

Meanwhile, the destination of 16 flights scheduled for foreign airlines is yet to be decided. The government has prepared a list of 24,148 Nepalis across 30 different destinations that need to be rescued urgently.

However, the ministry has stated that the schedule might be revised based on the number of passengers. The government has inked an agreement with the airline companies stating the chartered flights will be conducted with only 85 per cent occupancy. Moreover, the passengers must have negative report of either PCR or RDT test before booking the flights.

According to the ministry, airline companies have to take the responsibility for ticketing in coordination with respective embassies. After they arrive at TIA, the passengers will have to follow the prepared quarantine measures.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Dhangadhi Sub-metropolis continues providing free food to returnees from India

DHANGADHI: Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan City has been providing food and hygiene kits free of cost to Nepalis returning home from India via Trinagar border checkpoint since March. The Sub-metropolis has been providing food for Nepalis who are tired after a long journey from India since the time Read More...

Bajura's Himali Rural Municipality opens rafting in Karnali River

BAJURA: Himali Rural Municipality of hilly Bajura district has started the operation of rafting in Karnali River targeting domestic and international tourists. According to ward chair Gobindra Bahadur Malla, the Rural Municipality has started operating rafting from Dhulachaur to Piluchaur for Read More...

Students demand justice for Bajhang rape victim in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 26 Students take to the streets on Saturday demanding justice for a 12-year-old girl whose dead body was found in a temple in Bajhang district on Thursday night. The minor was raped before being killed by the culprit/s. As per local police, investigation into the case in unde Read More...

Passengers adopt 'new normal' at Kathmandu airport amid coronavirus scare

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 26 Passengers traveling to and from the capital are seen with personal protective gears at the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Photos by Skanda Gautam for The Himalayan Times. Read More...

United earn dramatic win at Brighton with late Fernandes penalty

BRIGHTON: Manchester United beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2 away in the Premier League on Saturday after an incredible finale in which Bruno Fernandes struck the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 100th minute of the game. Fernandes's winner, which came after referee Chris Ka Read More...

Chelsea recover from three goals down to draw at West Brom

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham struck a 93rd-minute equaliser as they battled back from three goals down to draw 3-3 at West Bromwich Albion in their Premier League clash on Saturday. An error by Marcos Alonso led to Callum Robinson opening the scoring for West Brom in the fourth minute and t Read More...

A team of women of Police march past in a programme organised to mark the Constitution day at Nepal Army pavilion in Tundikhel, Kathmandu, on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Photo: Skanda Gautam/THT

Province 2 threatens to knock Supreme Court door

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 26 Months after the two bills related to adjustment of Nepal Police and Provincial Police were authenticated, provincial governments have not been able to take control of police. As a result, Province 2 government has sent an angry letter to the federal home ministry asking i Read More...

Local levels to resume schools from today in Siraha district

SIRAHA, SEPTEMBER 26 Community schools in Laxmipur Patari Rural Municipality and Mirchaiya Municipality of Siraha, that have remained closed for the past six months are likely to open from tomorrow. Education sections of both the local bodies, by issuing separate notices, decided to open s Read More...