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Patan Airport reports no flight for over 10 months

2023 Feb 09, 18:57, Baitadi
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The Patan Airport in Baitadi has not seen any flights for the past ten months. Prior to that, it would record the operation of flights on the Dhangadhi-Baitadi-Dhangadhi route once a week.

It is said high airfare is one of the reasons discouraging the authority concerned to resume the flight. As a result, people here in need have to seek a flight from the Dhangadhi Airport to depart for their destinations.

The last flight was conducted on March 24, 2022. Summit Air was providing its service here each Thursday.

Summit Air representative Krishna Dutta Bhatta said it was still not certain about the re-operation of the flight. Though it was told the resumption of the flight was likely from coming mid-February, it has not been officially confirmed.

The fare for an 18-minute flight from the airport to Dhangadhi is Rs 5,000. The suspension of the flight has implications for people, especially during health emergencies, said a local Chaman Bhandari.

He demanded the Company that adjusted the fare and regularized service. The airport, as the second largest airport in the entire Sudurpaschim Province, was reopened in 2021 AD following its closure for 26 consecutive years. It was inaugurated in 1980 AD.


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