Nepal sees opportunity in expanded agreement with India
Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) announced an expansion of its bilateral air services agreement with India, enables Nepalese carriers to operate unlimited services to 21 points in India, adding to six points already permitted (Himalayan News Service, 27-Jul-2010). The agreement also expands the seats per week permitted to those existing six points from 6,000 to 30,000 per week to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation: “In the spirit of the SAARC Charter, Nepal has got the facility to operate air services with unlimited seats to 21 points in India — Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bhubaneswar, Kalikot, Cochin, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Lucknow, Patna, Port Blair, Thiruananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Banaras, Visakhapatnam and three more points Bagdogra, Deharadun and Gorakhpur. Nepal also gets the facility to operate any of the destinations in the SAARC region from these points with unlimited seats by the designated airlines,” Birendra Singh, Director. Source: Himalayan News Service, 27-Jul-2010.