Nepal, Cambodia ink initial pact on bilateral air services – Himalayan Times

Kathmandu, November 29

Nepal and Cambodia have inked the initial air services agreement (ASA) today.

The agreement was signed between Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari and Mao Havanall, minister in charge of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation of Cambodia.

Though a final agreement to start air services between the two nations will be signed between the civil aviation authorities of both the nations in the near future, , informed Suresh Acharya, joint secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA).

“Related authorities of both the nations will meet soon for the final agreement on ASA,” said Acharya.

With this, . . However, the agreement provides unlimited air cargo service between the two countries.

. Similarly, , a Buddhist nation, to Lumbini — the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

Meanwhile, the Cambodian aviation authority has also expressed its interest to start direct flights to the Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa, which is expected to begin operation from June.

Aviation authorities of the two nations will finalise the details regarding flight frequency, code sharing, cargo and other issues in the near future before starting commercial flights between the nations.

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A version of this article appears in print on November 30, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.


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