Dipayal Airport that remained closed due to COVID-19 has resumed operation again from Saturday. According to the Airport Office, the flight service that remained closed due to the growing risk of coronavirus has been brought into resumption with the decline in the score of coronavirus cases.
Locals are elated with the resumption of air service from the oldest airport of the Sudurpaschim province. Flight services would be operated once a week from Dipayal to Dhangadhi, according to the Office of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). Summit Air would make a flight from Dipayal to Dhangadhi once a week on every Saturday, said Chief of Dhangadhi Airport, Tej Bahadur Budhathapa.
The 18-seater aircraft of the Summit Air would take off to Diapayal from Dhangadhi at 10:30 am and Dhangadhi to Dipayal at 11:30 am. The airfare from Dipayal to Dhangadhi has been allocated at Rs 3,400. One can buy air tickets from Hotel River Side at Pipalla in Dipayal. District Chairperson of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Khagendra Bahadur Saud shared that with the resumption of regular flights tourists could be lured to the religious and touristic areas of the district which would indeed help advance the district developments.