Jet Airways adds third daily flight to Delhi

Jet Airways has started to operate five daily flights to Delhi, with the latest addition of a third daily flight between Kathmandu and Delhi. The Indian carrier commenced its third daily flight to New Delhi. It will arrive from New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport at 2:00pm and depart from Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal, daily at 3:00pm.The airline used to operate four daily flights from Kathmandu — two flights to Mumbai and another two to New Delhi. Jet Airways operates a fleet of 112 aircraft and flies to 73 destinations across Asia, Europe and North America.

Bhutan Airlines starts Kathmandu flights

As part of its expansion plan, Bhutan Airlines on 8th June added Kathmandu as its third international destination, with the launch of Paro- Kathmandu flights. Bhutan Airlines, the country’s first private airline, launched its inaugural flight to Kathmandu and the regular schedule will be operated from June 16 with two weekly flights (Monday and Thursday). The Paro- Kathmandu sector will be operated by an Airbus A319 with 122 seating capacity, 8 seats in business class, 36 in premium economy and 78 seats in economy class.

Five flights will be operated on Paro- Kathmandu -Paro and two flights on Paro- Kathmandu -Delhi-Paro.

Turkish Airlines announces daily Istanbul flights

Turkish Airlines on 14th June announced daily flights on the Kathmandu-Istanbul-Kathmandu sector. Flights will depart from Kathmandu at 7:15 am. The Kathmandu-Istanbul flight is the longest non-stop commercial flight (7 hours) between Nepal and Europe. The carrier said that during the period January-May 2014, its total passenger carriage increased 18 percent to 21.3 million. By the end of May, the fleet of Turkish Airlines had increased to 250 aircraft from 220 in the same period last year. Nepal and Turkey signed an air service agreement in September 2010.

Nepal opens 104 new peaks for mountaineering

The government has decided to open 104 new peaks for mountaineering.According to Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTA), the ministry also decided to promote mountains less than 5,800 meters as trekking peaks.“By opening such more new peaks, the government believes that mountaineering activities will be developed and promoted in smooth way,” MoCTA said in a press statement. Meanwhile, the Ministry decided to exclude 16 mountains from the list of total mountains open for mountaineering. Now, with the addition of 104 peaks, 310 mountains are open for mountaineering in Nepal.