24 May 2020, Kathmandu
Nepal Airlines chartered plane is flying to Japan taking the stranded Japanese back to their country.
This is the fourth chartered flight of the Nepal’s national flag-carrier since the enforcement of nationwide lockdown in March 24.
The flight, chartered by the Japanese Embassy in Kathmandu, is scheduled to take off at 9:00 pm tonight.
The plane will also board some Nepali passengers besides Japanese nationals, according to the Tribhuvan International Airport’s (TIA) General Manager Devendra KC.
The wide body A-330 aircraft will fly to Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, for which more than 260 candidates have applied so far, according to Nepal Airlines Corporation’s Spokesperson Archana Khadka.
NAC had started operating direct commercial flights to Japan since March 2 but owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the commercial flights have been suspended at present.