June 27, Kathmandu:
Regular chartered flights are taking place from the Tribhuvan International Airport to rescue and repatriate Nepalis stranded due to Corona Virus in distinct countries.
The evacuation had started a week ago, when the government decided to bring back those who are in real problem cause of pandemic.
The state-owned Nepal Airlines Corporation and the private Himalaya Airlines are making chartered flights. Also, international airlines including Qatar Airway, Jazeera Airways, Turkish Air, Korea Air are making chartered flights to and from Kathmandu. Today, Nepal Airlines, Himalaya Airlines and Jazeera airways are bringing Nepalis from Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, according to the information provided by TIA office.
Moreover, Nepal Airlines is also bringing Nepali from Melbourne, Australia today. 10 to 16 chartered flights on an average, are taking from the TIA since last Saturday. Some of them include cargo flights to bring essential medical supplies and other goods.In the first phase, the government has decided to repatriate some 30,000 Nepalis stranded from different countries.