Friday, May 10, 2019

NAC urged to increase flights to India

Kathmandu: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) has directed Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) to increase the number of its daily flights to India.
The national flag carrier is currently conducting two regular flights daily to India that includes Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. However, NAC has been directed to conduct at least three daily flights to India as soon as possible, informed Suresh Acharya, joint secretary at the ministry.

Implementation of this direction means that NAC will have to conduct at least 21 flights to India per week from the current 14 flights a week.

Officials at MoCTCA said that increasing the number of flights to India will not only boost Nepal Airlines’ presence in the international market but will also help raise the inflow of foreign tourists in Nepal ahead of Visit Nepal 2020 tourism campaign.

As one of the major targets of the tourism campaign is to draw two million annual tourists in 2020 and thereafter, the government is under pressure to materialise its target.
Along with increasing Nepal’s air-connectivity, Acharya informed that the government is also branding Nepal and tourism products available here in international market through different mechanisms.
10/05/19 Himalayan Times

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