Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Carry extra fuel for return journey, Kathmandu tells foreign airlines

New Delhi: Nepal has asked all foreign airlines operating to Kathmandu to carry fuel for the return journey from their countries as its Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) will not be able to refuel the aircraft.

Nepal has issued a "notice to airmen" (Notam) to the 50 odd foreign airlines that fly to the country, saying: "Due to insufficient supply of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), all air craft operators are advised to uplift minimum fuel from TIA Kathmandu and recommended to carry both way fu el while coming to TIA."

Three Indian carriers -Air India, Jet and IndiGo -operate flights to Nepal. SpiceJet stopped flying after the massive earthquake that hit Nepal this April. From Nepal, only Nepal Airlines Corp (NAC) flies to India.
30/09/15 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India
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