Flights to Solukhumbu-Lukla to be operated from Manthali airport

This image shows an aircraft of Tara Air at an airport in Manthali, Ramechhap district.

KATHMANDU: Flights will be operated to Solukhumbu-Lukla from Manthali airport in Ramechhap district, according to Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).

Previously, flights were being operated to Solukhumbu and Lukla from Kathmandu.

CAAN Director General, Pradeep Adhikari said CAAN has decided to operate flights to Solukhumbu-Lukla from Manthali airport in the near future and works related to expansion and construction of other infrastructures are underway at the Manthali Airport for this purpose.

Meanwhile, the private sector airlines are also preparing to start operating flights on Ramechhap-Lukla route from September 25.

CAAN said expansion and construction works have been expedited at the Manthali airport and readying the facilities and services required to cater to the passengers on this route who are largely foreign travellers.


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