This is the fourth chartered flight that Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is operating tonight toward Japan. It is the fourth chartered flight of NAC since the enforcement of nationwide lockdown which was started from 24th March of this year.
The flight of the national flag-carrier has been chartered by the Japanese Embassy in Kathmandu which will take off by 9 PM tonight. Devendra KC, the general manager of Tribhuvan International Airport has informed that the flights will also board some Nepalese passengers besides the Japanese nationals.
NAC had started operating direct commercial flights to Japan since March 2 only but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, flights are suspended at present.
At the same time Himalaya Airlines took off toward Changsa, China today in the morning. This flight was chartered by private sectors to bring medical goods from China that are related to Covid-19.