Kathmandu to Delhi flights are finally continuing from December 17 after being suspended for 9 months due to Covid-19. Both Nepal and India have agreed to resume regular flights under the “Air Transport Bubble Mechanism” under Covid mitigation measures. The booking is open from December 14.
Kathmandu to Delhi flights are one of the most popular direct flight destinations from Nepal. Flights to Nepal from Delhi were stopped on 24 March, 2020 due to the lockdown all over Nepal. After some repatriation, charter flights were allowed, however, Nepal remained cut off from India via commercial air services. Even though the regular flights were partially continued on 1 October, Indian and Nepali airlines were not allowed to operate due to high rise in covid patients in India.
There used to be over 60 flights a week between Indian cities and Kathmandu and one of them with the highest number of flights was Kathmandu to Delhi. The losses for the airline have been particularly heavy because of the inability to fly the money-spinning Kathmandu-Delhi route.
Nepal Government had allowed foreigners but only trekkers and mountaineers to visit Nepal since 17 October but there have not been many foreigners coming to Nepal due to increasing cases all over the world.