Airlines intensify protest against fuel price hike

Nepal Airport

Aircraft of domestic airlines are parked at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

Airline operators are intensifying their protest against the recent hike in aviation fuel price for domestic airlines.

The protest is already into the fifth day and Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) – the association of domestic airlines in the country – plans to announce fresh protest programs on October 4.

As part of their protest, staffers of domestic airlines are tying black band on their arms.

Though the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation has requested AOAN to withdraw its protest, AOAN officials said they won’t withdraw plans until the decision to hike aviation fuel price is rolled back.

The executive meeting of AOAN decided to launch protest programs to protest fuel price hike on September 26. They took the decision after the government turned deaf ears to its demand for withdrawing fuel price hike decision. The AOAN had submitted the demand to the government on September 11, giving a 15-day ultimatum.

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