Monday, August 12, 2019

Shree Airlines permitted to operate flights to Varanasi

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has permitted Shree Airlines today to operate chartered flights to Varanasi in India. With this permission the airline company can now conduct a demonstration flight to Varanasi and take forth other procedures for regular operation.
According to Anil Manandhar, marketing manager of the airline company, the demonstration flight will be conducted on Monday with a 78-seat Bombardier CRJ 700 aircraft carrying representatives from CAAN and the airline company.
“After conducting the demonstration flight, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will decide whether to provide air operator’s certificate (AOC) to us,” he said. Manandhar further added that the company expects to contribute to the Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020 campaign through this flight to Varanasi.
It has been almost one-and-ahalf years since the airline company had sought permission from CAAN to operate short-distance international flights.
“We have finally received permission to operate flights to Varanasi after a long wait and it will definitely contribute to VNY 2020,” Manandhar said, adding, “India is the largest market for the country’s tourism sector. So, we are aiming to carry more Indian tourists to Nepal.” He, however, said that the company had asked CAAN for permission for scheduled flights. “If we could operate scheduled flights then we will be able to bring more Indian tourists to the country,” he said, “But for now CAAN has given permission for chartered flights only.”
12/08/19 Himalayan Times
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