NAC resumes flights to Pokhara, Bhairahawa, Simara

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has resumed its flights to Pokhara, Bhairahawa and Simara beginning today.

The flights were resumed in consideration of the need to provide facility to the travellers during the festivals of Bada Dashain and Tihar, NAC Spokesperson Ram Hari Sharma told the Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS).

The NAC's Pokhara and Bhairahawa-bound flights take off at 6:30 am and 10:30 am from Kathmandu respectively.

Meanwhile, the flight to Simara, which was supposed to take off at 8:30 am, was cancelled today.

The ticket price for Kathmandu-Pokhara flight has been fixed at Rs 2,550; Kathmandu–Bhairahawa Rs 3,025 and Kathmandu–Simara Rs 2,225.

The NAC is resuming flights to Simara after five years' hiatus. The flights to Pokhara and Bhairahawa had been stalled some months ago after its aircraft broke down.

The national flag-carrier has four aircraft for domestic flights, among which three are currently operational. Sharma said the fourth aircraft has already been repaired and maintained, and it would fly within the next five days.

The Corporation has been carrying out its international flights with three aeroplanes including a Boeing and two Airbuses.

Just last Monday, the company announced a tender to purchase two additional wide-body aircraft.