The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has decided not to provide aviation turbine fuel (ATF) for the international airlines connecting Nepal from Tuesday afternoon onwards in a move to keep the existing stock intact.
A notice to airmen (NOTAM), a notice filed with an aviation authority to alert aircraft pilots of the decision, has been issued in this regard on Monday, the TIA said.
The TIA officials said that the move to stop supplying fuel for international carriers has been taken under the request of the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC). As the current stock of ATF could fulfil the international airlines demand for at least seven days, the government had on Saturday requested the airlines to refuel their tanks and carry return fuel from their respective origin.
Source: The Kathmandu Post