Saturday, December 02, 2006

Nepal to privatise airline, resume services from India

Kolkata: Nepal Airlines will resume its services from India very soon. The airline, which stopped its services to India around four years back, is being reengineered and will start flights from Kolkata to Kathmandu.
The government is also moving towards privatisation of the airline.‘‘Once privatised, we will start flights from Kolkata to Kathmandu,” said Gobind Prasad Kusum, Nepal’s consul-general in Kolkata.
Keeping the growth of tourism industry in mind, the Nepalese government has come out with Aviation Policy, 2006 which allows 100% private investment in the airports.
At least 343 Indian companies have joint ventures with Nepalese companies with an investment of Rs 34,886 million.
02/12/06 Kolkata Newsline
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