Heavy rains affect international flights in Nepal

Kathmandu, July 1 (IANS) Incoming and outbound international flights were affected in Nepal’s only international airport here due to incessant rain since Friday.

The flights were affected due to poor visibility on the runway at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here, Xinhua news agency reported.

An Air Arabia flight bound for Kathmandu was diverted to Lucknow in India after it failed to land at TIA.

An Air China flight coming from Guangzhou to Kathmandu was, meanwhile, diverted to Lhasa.

As many as 27 international carriers belonging to India, China, Bangladesh, Bhutan and China’s Hong Kong operate around 80 international flights to Kathmandu daily.

–IANS

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