The government has permitted the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to sign separate bilateral air service agreements with the US and Switzerland.
A cabinet meeting held recently decided to allow the CAAN to ink agreements with these two countries, said CAAN Spokesperson Jagannath Niroula. “The date will be fixed now to sign the agreement with these countries.”
Once the agreements are signed, airline companies of these countries as well as Nepal can carry out flights directly between them and Nepal.
Similarly, the government has also forwarded a process to operate flights to Indonesia and Rwanda.
According to CAAN, Nepal has signed agreement for two-way direct flight with 40 countries so far and of the 40 countries, commercial flight is being operated regularly to and from 20 countries.