KATHMANDU, Nepal- Regular flights to and from Jomsom Airport has been resumed after five days beginning Thursday. The flights were stopped by the airport authority following bad weather condition and poor visibility in the airport situated at an elevation of 2736 meters.
According to the office of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal at Jomsom Airport, the flights cancellation has affected more than 40 flights to and from the airport.
Tourists who were waiting for the fair weather window were stranded after the incessant rain triggered landslide and road blocks on the way.
Nine flights were made from the airport as Thursday saw fair weather, Surya Bahadur Khatri, senior officer at CAAN office in Jomsom airport told over the phone.
According to Tara Air that operates flights to and from the airport to Pokhara, 3 hundred passengers including foreigners were air lifted on Thursday alone. “Thursday saw busy flights compared to other days with 3 hundred passengers flown to Pokhara,” informed the airlines.
Domestic airlines operate flights to the airport with their base at the Pokhara Airport.
Tourists, mainly Nepali and Indian, use the airport to visit Muktinath, the religious site in the area.