Domestic flights at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) are back in regular operation. Flight operation from various domestic airports including the country’s sole international airport TIA was affected due to the continuous rainfall from last three days.
Due to the incessant rainfall, passengers were stranded at different domestic airports across the country. As visibility has now improved slightly, flights are operating as per their regular schedule, said Pratap Babu Tiwari, spokesperson for TIA.
“Till this morning flights from and to TIA were affected slightly, however in the afternoon operations were regular,” Tiwari said. Meanwhile, international flights were being operated regularly despite the continuous rainfall.
However, a few domestic airports in the mountainous region and Tarai region are still to resume operations.
As per TIA, flights from Lukla, Rumjatar, and Lamidanda along with Janakpur, Simara, and Chandragadhi are still to resume regular services.
Meanwhile, a few passengers who had been stranded at the Nepalgunj airport for the last three days have been flown to their respective destinations while others have been accommodated at nearby hotels, as per the CAO Nepalgunj.
Earlier, on July 12, an aircraft of Yeti Airlines had skidded off the runway at TIA due to the heavy rainfall. After that, all international and domestic flights to and from TIA were halted for almost eight hours.