Kathmandu May 6.
The national flag-carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), is operating two chartered flights today. The NAC’s wide-body aircraft each will take off for Beijing and Sydney. The planes have been chartered by the private businessmen to bring the essential medical supplies and by the related countries to rescue their citizens from Nepal, NAC spokesperson Archana Khadka said. As per the NAC’s flight schedule, the first chartered flight will take off from here for Sydney of Australia at 1.30 pm. It will return from Sydney on Thursday and land at Tribhuvan International Airport at 5 pm. The plane will take 264 Australians to Sydney. On its return journey from Sydney, the plane will be empty and directly fly to Kathmandu. It will be a 12 and half hour duration flight. The second plane will leave for Beijing at 5.30 pm today and return to Kathmandu on Thursday. It will be NAC’s a historic first flight to Beijing. This flight would be of around seven hours duration. Meanwhile, NAC is also operating a chartered flight to Seoul, South Korea on May 12. A wide-body aircraft will take off for Seoul at 5 pm on this day and return to Kathmandu at 8.45 am the next day. This flight has been chartered by the Non-Resident Nepalis Association Korea to take Nepali workers to South Korea.