Kathmandu : In the fifth phase, beginning tomorrow the government is conducting 43 flights to take back Nepalis, mostly migrant workers, stranded in various parts of the country due to the Covid-19 crisis.
The aircraft of the national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation, and Himalaya Airlines, as well as those of various foreign airlines, will be used in the flights.
Although the government’s plan to repatriate only a maximum of 500 people has been criticised by stakeholders, the government has already finalised a schedule as per its plan.
Here is the schedule.
Date Nepal Airlines flights Himalaya Airlines flights Foreign airlines’ flights
Aug 17 Dubai, UAE Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Dubai, UAE (FlyDubai)
Aug 18 Doha, Qatar Doha Istanbul, Turkey (Turkish)
Aug 19 Kuala Lumpur (2) Kuala Lumpur
Aug 20 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Dammam, Saudi Arabia Dubai (FlyDubai)
Aug 21 Dubai Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur (Malindo)
Aug 22 Kuwait City, Kuwait Kuwait City Kuwait City (Jazeera)
Aug 23 Dammam Dammam
Aug 24 Doha Doha Seoul, South Korea (Korean)
Aug 25 Dubai Abu Dhabi, UAE Sharjah, UAE (Air Arabia)
Aug 26 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Dammam Doha (Qatar)
Aug 27 Dubai Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi (Etihad)
Aug 28 Riyadh Dammam
Aug 29 Dubai Abu Dhabi Australia (Silk)
Aug 30 Doha Japan Doha
Aug 31 Dubai Abu Dhabi Sharjah (Air Arabia