(English) Government working out to build airdock at TIA

File image of TIA. Source:nepalnew
File image of TIA. Source:nepalnew

KATHMANDU, Nepal–Tourism Minister Bhim Acharya said the government was having discussion with donor agencies to build an airdock for NAC at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.

Stating that aviation sector was not only about flying planes and providing air service as it helps to promote international trade and reduce trade deficit by earning foreign currency, Acharya  stressed the need  to keep personal interest aside to boost NAC further capable.

On the occasion, Madan Kharel, managing director of NAC, said Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) plans to bring 13 aircraft into operation in the coming year.

According to him five more aircraft from China and two brand new Airbus A320-200s will join NAC´s fleet soon. NAC has already received delivery of one Modern Ark (MA) 60 aircraft from China.

NAC has already floated a 10-year commercial plan as per which it aims to operate 16 aircraft on domestic routes and nine on international routes within 2024.

With the addition of new planes, NAC expects to serve 578,000 international passengers and 102,258 domestic passengers by 2015.

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