A Twin Otter aircraft of Tara Airlines land at the Balewa Airport located in Baglung Municipality-14 on Monday. Photo: Ram Bahadur Thapa/Rss

PARBAT, March 19: An aircraft of the Tara Airlines landed at Balewa Airport for the first time after 16 years.

The private airline conducted the test flight from Pokhara with a Twin Otter aircraft having the call sign 9NKL.

The airline is preparing to operate regular flights from Pokhara to Balewa from coming March 23. The company said there seemed no problem in the airport to operate regular flight.

The twin otter with three crew members– pilot Santosh Shah, co-pilot Prabhat Ghimire and airhostess Sirjana Humagain –made its landing at the airport which was shut owing to lack of passengers.

The Baglung Municipality has agreed to bear the loss if the airline company failed to find passengers for regular flights.

Earlier, the Municipality promised to compensate if loss in the operation of regular flights and, following the Municipality’s announcement, various airlines companies became ready to operate their services to Balewa.

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