Kathmandu [Nepal]Jan 28 (ANI): Flight operations suspended at Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport have now resumed following issues with immigration servers on Saturday.
TIA spokesman Teknath Sitaula said: “While issues were widespread on-site, flights have commenced after passports and visas were processed through manual methods.”
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According to the NDC, this is due to high traffic from outside Nepal. Investigation is ongoing.
All flights at Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport were stopped earlier in the day due to problems with immigration servers, airport officials said.
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“We have been trying to resume flights for about an hour. International services have stopped because the immigration server is not working,” said Prem Nath Thakur, director of Tribhuvan International Airport.
International flights at Tribhuvan International Airport were suspended from 1.30pm to 3.30pm due to a problem with the entire system, Khabar Hub reported.
With all government websites down, tasks such as checking visas and passports online have been adversely affected.
Problems with the immigration website have stalled flights from TIA. A long line of passengers can be seen there.
Earlier this month, a Yeti Airlines domestic flight crashed in Pokhara in one of Nepal’s worst air disasters. At least 72 people were killed in the accident.
The twin-engine ATR 72-500 crashed into a canyon as it approached Pokhara International Airport at the foot of the Himalayas. The crash site was about 1.6 kilometers from the runway at an altitude of about 820 meters (2,700 feet).
While the cause of the crash was not immediately clear, some aviation experts said video from the plane’s final moments on the ground showed the plane stalling for an unknown reason.
Meanwhile, the EU delegation to Nepal and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) had earlier postponed a planned site assessment visit to the Pokhara plane crash site as requested by the EU Aviation Safety Committee.
“Given the current context related to the horrific accident, and by mutual agreement, the EU and CAAN have concluded that it is in our best mutual interest to postpone the planned on-site assessment visit authorized by the EU Aviation Safety Committee and, at this time, ” said the EU Mission in Nepal and CAAN in a statement.
“Currently, CAAN’s main focus is dealing with the aftermath of the accident,” the statement added.
They said their services would continue to work closely together to organize the visit. “In the meantime, the EU will continue to assist CAAN in its efforts to improve aviation security in Nepal,” the statement said. (Ani)
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