11-17 August 2017 #871

Tibetan Airlines lands

Tibet Airlines has started direct Chengdu-Kathmandu-Chengdu flights four days a week. The Lhasa-based airline will operate Airbus 319s on the route, bringing the total number of flights to Chinese cities to and from Kathmandu to 35 a week.

Gas station strike

Long lines have started appearing at petrol stations as private dealers put pressure on Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) to increase compensation for evaporation during transport. NOC itself is under investigation for a land scam.

Baby-friendly Turkish

Turkish Airlines has introduced specially designed baby packs for families who fly with babies up to two years of age. They include a diaper changing mat, disposable baby bib, rash cream, baby lotion, baby shampoo, wipe and breast pad.

Visa-free entry

Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, effective immediately. They will no longer need to apply or pay for a visa and will get free, multi-entry waiver at the port of entry.

Styleback in town

Sipradi Trading on Wednesday launched in Nepal the ‘StyleBack’ Tata Tigor which it says is intelligently engineered with superior legroom, is priced at Rs2.34 million for the Revotron 1.2L (petrol variant).