Kathmandu, Nov. 29: There has been a neck-to-neck competition among the private airlines companies in the country to attract as many as passengers for the mountain flight that has resumed after eight months.
Buddha Air and Yeti Airlines have launched various offers with attractive discounts for the mountain flights. Both private airlines companies have announced to provide one free ticket in purchase of one ticket for the flight.
Targeting the domestic tourists, the air service provider companies have announced that they would commence mountain flights beginning from December 5 this year and such flights would be held every Saturday.
Buddha Air has, however, already begun its mountain flight since October 30. A total of 18 passengers were there in that flight. Yeti Airline's Flight Security Department Chief and Spokesperson Sudarshan Bartaula shared that the discount offers was aimed at reviving the tourism sector that has been badly affected by Covid-19.
The price for 30-minute long mountain flight is fixed at Rs 8,999, according to the press statement released by the both airlines companies here today. Tickets could be purchased from ticket counter, travel agencies, website and mobile App.
The mountain flight offers aerial view of mountains such Sagarmatha, Makalu, Nutpse, Gaurishanker among other. This offer is applicable to the Nepalis citizens at this moment.
All the commercial flights were suspended since the nationwide lockdown imposed on March 24 onwards to contain the spread of Covid-19. The domestic flight resumed from September 21 while international flights resumed since September 1.