The national flag-carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation, has entered the 64th year of its establishment.

Established on 1 July 1958, NAC has significantly contributed to the promotion of national identity despite limited means and resources and having to face various ups and downs.

The contribution made by NAC in rescue missions in times of disaster faced by the country or during the earthquake and blockade, is memorable.

It has now given continuity to its services by facilitating medical chartered flights and rescue flights even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Extending best wishes on the establishment day of NAC, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said NAC had played a remarkable role in promoting national identity by providing maximum service through the use of its means and resources, including human resources.

Prime Minister Oli expressed belief that NAC would make its role broader and devise a novel concept by not limiting its performance and service delivery to traditional forms. He wished that the NAC would be successful in fulfilling the national aspiration by making its service trustworthy and transparent through its praiseworthy activities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Similarly, Tourism Minister Leelanath Shrestha and Tourism Secretary Yadav Prasad Koirala stressed the need to make the NAC's service more reliable and effective.

NAC General Manager Dim Prakash Poudel mentioned that NAC had focused on enhancing its glorious history by maintaining professionalism, transparency and utilising technology to the maximum extent possible.

A version of this article appears in the print on July 2 2021, of The Himalayan Times.