July 1, 2020
Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has informed that 1,519 Nepali citizens were evacuated today along with 11 dead bodies from five countries. The government of Nepal had started repatriating to Nepalese stranded in several countries from June 11. The number of Nepalese repatriated today is the highest in a single day since then.
Passengers were coming via different flights and places like; Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) repatriated 149 passengers from Kuwait, 146 from Malaysia and 262 passengers along with one dead body were repatriated from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), NAC repatriated 262 passengers and 10 dead bodies from Qatar, two aircraft of Jazeera Airways brought 160 and 162 Nepalese back home from Kuwait, respectively. At the same time, Himalaya Airlines conducted flights from Dammam in Saudi Arabia to evacuate 153 passengers, Qatar Airways repatriated 225 passengers from Qatar.
TIA further informed that seven flights have been scheduled so far for repatriation on Wednesday. Among these flights, Jazeera Airways will be conducting two flights from Kuwait, while NAC will conduct flights from Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia. At the same time, a Malaysia Airlines’ flight from Malaysia and Fly Dubai flight from UAE have been scheduled to land at TIA on Wednesday carrying Nepalese citizens.
Furthermore, seven domestic flights were also conducted today. As per TIA, Air Dynasty conducted two flights to and from Chitwan, while Manang Heli conducted two flights to Namche and Dang. Similarly, Tara Air departed for Lukla carrying 17 passengers, Sita Air departed for Simikot carrying 16 passengers and Summit Air took off for Lukla carrying 18 passengers today.