Adverse weather disrupts air travel operations in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Adverse weather conditions have led to disruptions in air travel across the country. Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) reported that both domestic and international flights have been affected due to poor visibility.

Subas Jha, spokesperson for the airport, mentioned that several international flights experienced delays or diversions due to the low visibility caused by adverse weather.

Jha further explained that an Air China flight had to be diverted, while other flights were put on hold.

Currently, a Sichuan Airlines aircraft remains on hold.

However, there has been a slight improvement in visibility at the airport, with an increase from 1,600 meters to 2,500 meters in the past hour. As a result, international flights that were on hold are gradually resuming their landing operations.

Meanwhile, operations at Pokhara International Airport have been suspended for domestic flights due to the unfavorable weather conditions. However, flight services continue as usual at airports located in the Terai region.

At Tribhuvan International Airport, a total of 30 airlines, including three Nepalese carriers, operate international flights. Additionally, there are 20 air service providers, including 12 helicopter companies, offering domestic flight services.

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