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Last Updated: Thu, 10.01.13 13:02

Gulf Air to shut shop in Nepal from March 25

Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, is going to halt its flights to Kathmandu permanently from March 25.

In the first phase, the airline is cutting down its flights to five a week from the previous 14 flights from Friday.

The airlines said it is terminating its flights to Kathmandu permanently due to "commercial reasons".

Gulf Air had increased its flights to and from Kathmandu from November 1, 2011 from 12 flights to 14 flights per week.

It is learnt that the foreign airlines have been forced to pay high ground handling charges which has forced them to reduce the number of flights to Kathmandu. nepalnews.com