Thursday, July 3, 2008

Call to resume air services to Palungtar

Locals have called for resumption of Palungtar airport located that has remained closed for the last 29 years. The airport located at the border of Lanjung, Gorkha and Tanahu was constructed in 1960 and a NAC plane had made the first flight to the airport in 1961. The airport was functional till 1979 before it was closed citing lack of air passengers after the opening of Prithvi Highway. The airport used to cater mainly to residents of Gorkha, Tanahu, Lamjung and Manang.

Source: Rastriya Samachar Samiti

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