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NAC conducted three repatriation flights to Hong Kong on Monday

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NAC conducted three repatriation flights to Hong Kong on Monday
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KATHMANDU, JUNE 2

The nationwide flag provider — Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) — performed a historic three repatriation flights to Hong Kong on Monday.

On Monday night time, NAC performed three back-to-back flights with simply one-hour hole at 9:00pm, 10:00pm and 11:00pm to repatriate Hong Kong nationals, together with these of Nepali origin, who had been stranded within the nation as a result of lockdown.

According to NAC, two narrow-body and one wide-body plane departed for Hong Kong carrying a complete of 582 passengers from Tribhuvan International Airport. It has been reported that that is the primary time ever that NAC has performed flights carrying such a lot of passengers to the identical vacation spot on the identical day.

As per NAC, the Non-Resident Nepali Association of Hong Kong had made preparations for the flights to repatriate Hong Kong nationals of Nepali origin.

NAC Spokesperson Archana Khadka additional knowledgeable that NAC might be once more flying to Hong Kong on June 3, four and 5. Likewise, on June 7, it can fly to Japan, whereas on June eight the nationwide flag provider will function a flight to Australia.

“Since the lockdown started, we’ve got up to now performed a complete of 22 worldwide and 11 home flights,” she stated.

Among the overall chartered worldwide flights, 9 flights have been cargo flights. Six cargo flights have been to Guangzhou, whereas one flight every to Changsha, Beijing and Kunming have been performed. Likewise, 13 passenger flights have been performed throughout this lockdown interval, together with final night time’s Hong Kong flights. Among the passenger chartered flights, six flights have been performed to Japan, two to Australia and one flight every to Bangladesh and India.

“On the premise of request of respective embassies, the federal government and anxious authorities, we’re conducting worldwide and home flights on particular circumstances.

In the approaching days we might be conducting extra flights primarily based on the requirement of involved authorities,” Khadka added.

The authorities had imposed nationwide lockdown on March 24 to combat towards the COVID-19. Since then NAC has been busy working chartered flights.

A model of this text seems in e-paper on June 3, 2020, of The Himalayan Times.

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