Monthly Archives: October 2013

FlyDubai pilots avert accident in Nepal

Alerted pilots of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft of FlyDubai averted an accident at around 10:45 pm on October 21 when it hit a dog on the runway as it was speeding to take off from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

FlyDubaiAlerted pilots of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft of FlyDubai averted an accident at around 10:45 pm on October 21 when it hit a dog on the runway as it was speeding to take off from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
The aircraft was carrying 171 passengers.

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Govt introduces deluxe five-star category for hotels

The government has made amendment to the Hotel, Lodge, Restaurant, Bar and Tour Operators Regulation 1981, enforcing new set of criteria for star-rated hotels and introducing a new category – deluxe five-star – for hotels.

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

The government has made amendment to the Hotel, Lodge, Restaurant, Bar and Tour Operators Regulation 1981, enforcing new set of criteria for star-rated hotels and introducing a new category – deluxe five-star – for hotels.
The notice regarding the amendment has already been published in the Gazette. (more…)

Pokhara-Lumbini tourist bus service obstructed

Direct tourist bus service between Pokhara and Lumbini has been obstructed since three weeks due to protest by a local transports’ syndicate.

Tourist busDirect tourist bus service between Pokhara and Lumbini has been obstructed since three weeks due to protest by a local transports’ syndicate.
A Pokhara-based travel agency, Mountain Overland Tours and Travels, had launched the service on September 27 on the occasion of World Tourism Day. (more…)

Nepal Airlines halts domestic service

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has stopped flying on domestic routes after its only operational Twin Otter aircraft was grounded on October 13.

NAC Twin Otter

File photo of Twin Otter with call sign 9N-ABB

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has stopped flying on domestic routes after its only operational Twin Otter aircraft was grounded on October 13.

The national flag carrier grounded its 40-year old Twin Otter aircraft, with call sign 9N-ABB, after life of its right engine expired. NAC was flying the aircraft on more than two dozen domestic routes.

According to existing rules, NAC must overhaul its engines after 4,000 flying hours. (more…)

Int’l tourism up 5 percent: UNWTO

International tourism grew by five percent over the first eight months of 2013, according to the latest World Tourism Barometer published recently by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

touristInternational tourism grew by five percent over the first eight months of 2013, according to the latest World Tourism Barometer published recently by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

International tourist arrivals during the period reached 747 million worldwide, some 38 million more than the same period of 2012. (more…)