Khanidanda and Thamkharka airports to operate regular flights from Saturday
Kathmandu - Two of the three airports of Khotang district that have remained closed for over six months due to lockdown are set to operate regular flights from coming Saturday. With the ease of lockdown enforced by the government to contain the coronavirus transmission, the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC)’s aircrafts are operating regular flight services to and from Khanidanda and Thamkharka airports.
The NAC has made public a work schedule to provide flight service from Khanidanda airport twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday and once a week from Thamkharka airport on Wednesday. Khanidanda airport is the closest one from the main commercial hub of the district Diktel Bazaar while Thamkharka airport is situated in the southern belt of the district.
A passenger has to pay Rs 4,740 as a one-way airfare for Khanidanda-Kathmandu, shared Khanidanda airport in-charge Nawaraj Katawal. According to him, the Khanidanda-Biratnagar flight which has been regular earlier would not operate for now. It is informed that Rs 4,385 has been determined as a one-way airfare for Thamkharka-Kathmandu flight service. The Airport has issued public notice to place higher security measures to avoid coronavirus transmission with the resumption of regular flights.