January 27, Kathmandu: The number of flights between Nepal and India is going to increase. At present, Nepal Airlines and Air India are operating one flight each day on Kathmandu-Delhi-Kathmandu and Delhi-Kathmandu / Delhi routes.
The Indian government agreed to a proposal sent by Nepal to increase the number of flights. According to Nepal Civil Aviation Authority spokesperson Dev Chandra Lal Karna, the Indian government has given permission to increase the number of flights while maintaining the conditions of the air bubble agreement. This condition will remain in force till February 31.
With the proliferation of Omicron, India withheld only flight permits initially granted under the Air Bubble Scheme throughout January 2022 and suspended other flight permits. Accordingly, flag carriers of both countries have been flying one by one daily. Now, apart from the country-owned airlines that were allowed, private companies have also been able to fly to Nepal and India.
India’s privately owned Vistara Air has set a date to fly on the Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi route from February 16 in Nepal. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, three companies from India have sought permission from Nepal for flights. This includes Air India, Vistara, and Indigo Air. Air India and Vistara have requested permission for one / one daily and Indigo Air for two daily flights.
Nepal Airlines is flying from Nepal to India. Now Nepal Airlines will be able to add more flights within the specified number of flights.