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Flights to Kathmandu hit

Following the devastating earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, flight services to Kathmandu were cancelled or put on hold following the closure of airport there.



“Due to the closure of Kathmandu airport following the earthquake this morning, the Kathmandu flight was diverted to Lucknow and would return to Mumbai. Consequently, the return flight from Kathmandu stands cancelled,” Jet Airways said in a statement.



The airline said it has also cancelled its services on the New Delhi-Kathamndu-New Delhi sector due to the developments, adding it is closely monitoring the situation and updating its passenger on a regular basis.



“We operate three flights to Kathmandu. While the morning flight from Delhi operated as per the schedule, the two other services, one from Delhi and another from Kolkata are on hold as of now. We will operate them as soon as we get a nod from the aviation authorities in Kathmandu,” an Air India spokesperson told PTI here.



Budget carrier SpiceJet and IndiGo have also decided not to operate till they get a clearance from the Nepal government.“Due to the earthquake, Kathmandu Airport is currently closed and SpiceJet’s flights to Kathmandu are on hold,” a SpiceJet spokesperson said in a statement.

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