Heavy discount offer for midnight flights in Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuvan International Airport) targeting the campaign Visit Nepal 2020.


After the mainstream media publicized Nepal as utterly devastated by the earthquake in 2015 and failed to show that Kathmandu with other major cities was almost intact. The earthquake significantly affected the inflow of tourists in 2016 as the number of tourists halved compared with the previous year. The year 2020 has been announced as "Tourism Year for Nepal" and to make visit Nepal 2020 successful, let every Nepali unite & promote the beauty of Nepal. As the goal of bringing in 2 million tourists in Nepal for Visit Nepal 2020 campaign. The scheme has been announced. Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport has decided to roll out a heavy discount offer for international airlines flying after midnight.

The scheme is expected to begin from January next year and airlines operating after midnight are expected to get heavy discount on landing and parking charges, said Raj Kumar Chettri, general manager at the airport. The airport moved to launch the scheme following the instruction from the newly appointed Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai. “Following the minister’s instruction, a meeting held on Tuesday with airline representatives to submit written proposals in order to gauge their interest in operating flights after midnight,” Chettri said, adding that Nepal Airlines Corporation which looks after the ground handling services at the airport has committed to providing heavy discounts on the charges.

“The airlines have been given two weeks to submit their plan. After receiving their proposal, we will table it at the board of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal for approval,” he said. “ As estimated that airlines could receive at least a 25 percent discount.”

The scheme is expected to begin from January next year and airlines operating after midnight are expected to get heavy discount on landing and parking charges, said Raj Kumar Chettri, general manager at the airport.

News Source: Kathmandu Post

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