Lonely Planet Writer

Tashi Air resumes Kathmandu flights after quakes

Tashi Air, the first private airline in Bhutan, has announced that it will resume flights to Kathmandu in Nepal, following the devastating earthquakes in April and May this year.

A small plane landing at Kathmandu airport.
A small plane landing at Kathmandu airport. Image by ilker ender / CC BY 2.0

Demand for seats plummetted after the disaster, but travellers are once again looking to combine Bhutan and Nepal as part of a trans-Himalayan trip, and flights are set to start from August. Tashi Air was one of several airlines to cut flights to Kathmandu after the disaster, which has seen hotel bookings collapse by up to 95% in some parts of the country. Read more: kuenselonline.com