An air services agreement has been signed between Nepal and China that allows 98 weekly flights between the two nations. Earlier, it was 70 flights per week.
The carriers will operate 21 out of the 28 increased flights from the two international airports as stated by the Tourism Ministry Officials.
The deal allows Nepal to add seven new flights to the TIA in Kathmandu. China has made a request to Nepal in order to revise the pact which will allow more flights because there has been an increase in demand for flights.
The current pact allows flights to only seven destinations in China that include Beijing, Shanghai, Lhasa, Guangzhou, Kunming, Xi’an, and Chengdu. The revised pact allows china to give eight new destinations as stated by Pramod Nepal who is an under-secretary at the Tourism Ministry.
The five Chinese carriers that operate flights to Nepal are China Southern, Air China, Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern and Tibet Airlines.