Fuel crisis deepens in Nepal with threat to air links

The ongoing fuel crisis in Nepal is threatening air links to the landlocked Himalayan nation, according to reports from industry insiders.

Kathmandu airport, Nepal.

Kathmandu airport, Nepal. Image by smallufo / CC BY-SA 2.0

Supplies of Airline Turbine Fuel (ATF) have collapsed and Nepal has been unable to supply ATF to international aircraft landing in Kathmandu since the end of September, meaning airlines are having to refuel en route or carry extra supplies. As a result, carriers are said to be losing up to 50% of their normal revenue on every flight. Some airlines have cancelled flights to Nepal and other carriers are considering suspending flights until normal fuel supplies are restored. Read more: thehimalayantimes.com

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