Low visibility affects air travel

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Kathmandu, 28 March: Both domestic and international flights in the country are affected due to poor visibility.

According to Subas Jha ,spokesperson at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), an Air China plane has been ‘diverted’ while other planes have been put on hold. Even now, the aircraft of Sichuan Airlines is on hold.

“The visibility of the airport is poor due to adverse weather. An hour ago the visibility was only 1,600 meters, but now it is 2,500 meters. “International flights on hold have started to land gradually,” said spokesman Jha.

There are no domestic flights at Pokhara International Airport as well. However, regular flights are operating at airports in the Terai region.

At Tribhuvan International Airport, 30 airlines, including three Nepalese, are operating international flights. Similarly, 20 air service providers including 12 helicopter companies are providing flight services at domestic level.