Nepal, Singapore ink new air services agreement

Nepal and Singapore on Tuesday signed a new air services agreement with Nepal which allows air carriers of both countries to operate 28 weekly passenger services apart from 14 weekly cargo services.

The pact to this effect was inked on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow.

Nagendra Prasad Ghimire, Secretary for Nepal's Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, and Choi Shing Kwok, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Transport, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective countries. 

The air services agreement is expected to give a further boost to the air transport between both countries and pave the way for strong air traffic growth. 

Presently, Singapore's Silk Air currently operates six weekly passenger services between Singapore and Kathmandu.