The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has said that its serious attention was drawn towards the news disseminated by different media outlets regarding the high fare charged by the helicopter companies in the name of emergency flight. Issuing a press release, the CAAN made it clear that it has directed all helicopter companies to further reduce the additional charges they have been taking while airlifting Covid-19 patients.
Similarly, CAAN also directed the helicopter companies to release name and telephone number of liaison officers in order to strictly control unwanted activities that might take place from intermediaries in emergency and rescue flights. The CAAN has requested to contact Deputy Manager Gyanendra Bhul in his mobile number 9851135091 if there were any complaints. Issuing a separate statement, Airline Operators Association of Nepal requested all its member companies not to take high fare in the name of rescuing Covid-19 patients.