KATHMANDU, Nepal- A test flight at Masinechaur airport of Dolpa, a remote mountainous district, has been carried out successfully on Sunday, after 15 years of runway construction, Civil Aviation Authority in Kathmandu informed.
The Aviation Authority conducted the test flight after tremendous attempts of government, civil society, non-government organizations and other stakeholders.
Local people were standing in a long queue to welcome the pilots and crews of the plane with garlands, flowers and red powder while A 9AGG aeroplane of the Makalu Airlines landed at the airport with Director General of Nepal Civil Aviation Authority, Ratishchandra Lal Suman and senior trainer captain Tenjing Lama.
According to locals, if the flight is operated daily, the supply of daily essential goods would be smooth. They have expressed hope that local products like medicinal herbs and agro-products would be supplied to other regions following the flight operation, reports from Dolpa said.