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IA to operate two flights to Kathmandu

February 02, 2005 14:10 IST

Indian Airlines is operating two special flights to Kathmandu to bring back passengers stranded in Nepal following Wednesday's political developments in the Himalayan Kingdom.

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An IA spokesman said that the airline is operating two "standby flights" to Kathmandu, one each from Delhi and Varanasi to fly back the passengers.

He said Nepal authorities, who had closed the airport in Kathmandu after the dismissal of the Sher Bahadur Deuba government by King Gyanendra and declaration of a state of emergency, have given permission to Indian Airlines to operate the standby flights.

Private airliners Jet Airways and Air Sahara said their operations to Nepal remain suspended.

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