DHANGADI: The national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has started Kathmandu-Dhangadhi-Kathmandu air services from Thursday resuming it after nearly 15 years.
The flight was started by the NAC’s M 60 aircraft brought from China, said NAC’s Dhangadhi office Station Manager Kul Prasad Ojha.
The aircraft arrived with 45 passengers from Kathmandu for the first day yesterday. There will be flights for three days– on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and there are two kinds of airfares.
The air fare for one side for first 30 passengers is Rs. 5,670 and that of the rest Rs. 6,490, said Station Manager Ojha.
NAC had not operated its flight in the route since 2055-56 BS due to lack of shortage of aircrafts.
Local tourism entrepreneurs are happy with the start of air services as festival time nears. They welcomed the crew members of the plane at airport on Thursday with Nepali cap and flowers.
Private sector Buddha Air has been conducting flights each day and Yeti Airlines three days a week and the fair is more than that of NAC.