Private domestic airlines put off protest, regular flights resume

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Kathmandu: The airline companies have agreed to operate domestic flights in a regular manner. The companies had announced to suspend domestic flights from today in protest against the government’s decision requiring them to operate from their base station.

The airline companies agreed to operate the domestic flights on regular basis following talks with the government last night.

The Tribhuvan International Airport Office stated that the domestic airlines have started their flights in the morning today. TIA Office spokesperson Tek Nath Sitaula said that the domestic airlines have been operating regular flights since the morning.

Buddha Air’s information officer Deependra Kumar Karna said the airline started regular domestic flights from 11 am.

Further talks are being held today between the Airlines Operators Association of Nepal and the related government bodies regarding the demands put forth by the former.

The talks last night were held at the initiation of the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. High officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Director General Pradip Adhikari and AOAN president Capt Rameshwor Thapa among other airline operators participated in the talks.

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