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NA to operate flights from Falgunanda Sukilumba Airport


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2023 Jan 09, 10:34, Mangalbare
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Flight services are to take place from the Falgunanda Sukilumba Airport of Ilam after a long interval.

Nepal Airlines is operating its flights weekly to and from the airport. According to Ilam municipality, it was principally agreed to operate the flights from the airport.

Ilam mayor Kedar Thapa informed us that efforts are underway to initiate regular flights from January 15.

Earlier too, Tara Air had operated flights to and from the airport on condition Ilam municipality collect money. The service was closed once the contract period came to an end.

No flights took place after Tara Air shut the service. Ilam municipality said that they would take initiative to resume the flight service at a cheaper price to the possible extent.

Mayor Thapa expressed his confidence that the Nepal Airlines Corporation would also be engaged in determining appropriate airfare.

According to Tara Air, it is an almost one-hour flight from Kathmandu to Ilam.

The airport has a length of 670 meters and a breadth of 20 meters. The runway has also been blacktopped. The budget has been allocated for the construction of the airport boundary and terminal building, it is shared.

Passengers from Panchthar, Terhathum, and Taplejung would also be benefitted from the air service if the airport came into operation. ---

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