Sita Air, a private airlines company, will soon operate flights from Surket to various districts of Karnali province including Jumla, Humla, Mugu, and Dolpa.
The airlines says it is committed to begin air service from mid-June.
Under-secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, Forest and Environment, Besinda Raj Subedi, and the Chief Executive Officer of Sita Air, Ghanashyam Acharya, signed a commitment paper at the Office of the Chief Minister today.
Locals of Nepalgunj will be benefited by the flights. Earlier, locals of Karnali province had to come to Nepalgunj to go to Surkhet.
“The direct flight to Surkhet will be a lot cheaper,” said Acharya.