Process begins for Nepal-US direct flight operation

Kathmandu: The process for Nepal-US two-way direct flight operation has started.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), a week ago, the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States sent preliminary correspondence for a two-way flight agreement.

The Authority has submitted this draft to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and an official of the CAAN said that it is currently being studied.

At present, various international airlines including Turkish, Qatar Airways, Singapore, Thai are providing Nepal-US flight services through various transits in Nepal. Of which Singapore Airlines is taking the most passengers to America.

At present, Nepal has signed two-way direct flight agreements with 40 countries. Only 20 out of 40 destinations have regular commercial flights from and to Nepal.