News


New Committee Elected for
January 29 2023

AOCN holds AGM in every 2 years to elect the committee which consists of Board Members and Executive Members in every 2 years. In this line, AOCN held AGM at Soaltee Westend, Chitwan on 28 January 2023.

Happy New Year 2023
January 01 2023

Airlines Operating Committee Nepal (AOC - Nepal) wishes Happy New Year 2023 to everyone. 

Happy Nepali New Year
April 14 2022
AOCN wishes everyone happy prosperous and joyous Nepali New Year 2079 B.S.
Resumption of Tourist Visa
December 12 2020

With pre-condition, the tourist and visa on arrival service for Nepal has been resmed as per the notice circulated by Department of Immigration dated 11 December 2020.

New AOCN Committee Formation
November 30 2020

The new AOCN Committee has been finalized to take the AOCN activities ahead. With the new term, Mr. Santanu Sen Sharma, Airport Manager, flydubai has been unanimously declared the new chairman of the AOCN. Under his chairperson, the new executive committee has been formed that will come in effect from 01 December 2020.

Relief to the Operating
June 28 2020
The COVID 19 Pandemic has been the biggest hurdle for the airlines community and tourism. To have a sustainable operating environment for the airlines into Nepal, AOCN has been liasing and coordinating with different authorities and agencies. Ground handling agents, Fuel supplier, Airport Authroity, Civil Aviation authority and different agencies associated with the service provision are being requested for the consideration on the financial aspect in the airlines operation into Nepal. AOCN has been raising this agenda to keep the Nepal market as lucrative for the operating carriers to operate in this dire stage of aviation. 
 
COVID flight operation preparation
June 03 2020

TIA has made preparations to ensure social distancing and dis-infection of the passenger movement. It is imperative that the world needs to face a lot of challenges to get back to its usual self pre-COVID era to resume.

Happy New Year
April 14 2020
Airline's Operator Committee Nepal wishes everyone a happy, prosperous and healthy Nepali New Year 2077 B.S.
AOCN members' Conference Call
April 05 2020

To discuss on the challenges and preparedness for the recovery of the services once the situation gets back to operation in Nepal, AOCN members had a conference call on 05 Mar 2020. Since, Nepal is in complete lockdown and government has advised for social distancing, the members participated in the meeting through web. The con call was participated from the airport representatives for different carriers from their Work From Home (WFH) set up.

COVID-19 - Travel Restrictions
March 13 2020

With rising cases worldwide for the COVID -19 and WHO declaring this as PANDEMIC, Nepal Government has taken stringent actions. As per the immigration notice published in the link below on 13 Mar 2020, there has been strong immigration requirement for the foreigners and Nepali Nationals travelling aboard. 

GM, TIACAO felicitated
February 14 2020
Airlines Operator’s Committee Nepal (AOCN) felicitated the GM, TIA Mr. Debendra K.C. on 14 Feb 2020 at the Airport Restaurant, TIA for bringing the TIA Airport back to normal operation from the disruptive fire incident on 10 Feb 2020. The AOCN chairman appreciated the leadership and alternatives in place to tackle this situation and the less affect to the operating airlines schedule which not only facilitate the customer to continue their planned journey but also saved airlines for additional costs which would incur in case of disruption. 
 
Blood Donation Program
December 29 2019

As part of its annual calendar program, AOCN in association with Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal organized the Blood Donation Program on 29 December 2019. Different stakeholders from the airport fraternity - GHA, CAAN, Airlines, Cargo participated in this event. The event was conducted in the Union Building within the airport vicinity for the convenience of the donor.

BHS system initialization
November 10 2019

Side A Check-in counters have successfully renovated into complete Baggage Handling System (BHS) with facility of secondary x-ray to improve the security screening of the checked-in baggage with additional mandatory security layer.

Social Welfare Program
September 05 2019

AOCN as a committe believes in contributing to the society as possible. To keep its social responsibility in mind, with participation and contribution from all the members from the AOCN, it organized a social welfare program on 05 Sep 2019 at Matathirtha Oldage Home Committee, Matathirtha.

New Fuel Filters at
August 20 2019

Nepal Oil has replaced non EI approved filters with the new filters. With this the fuel supplied to the aircraft has now a new international standard fuel filteration. AOCN thanked NOC Station Manager Mr. Maheshman Shrestha for the implementation of the project which was in progress since past 2 years. 

Runway and Taxiway Rehabilitation
June 04 2019

In its initial phase of Runway and taxiway rehabilitation, TIA authority is rehabilitating the runway.The TIA airport has single runway for operation and the authority is rehabilitating the runway in its first phase. NOTAM is issued for the airport closure/curfew from 2200 hrs NST to 0800 hrs NST for the work till the end of June 2019. The runway rehabilitation is expected to complete by this time and next phase will start for taxiway rehabilitation.

 

TIA is the only international airport in operation in Nepal that is the sole gateway for the interanational visitors to connect to Nepal currently. 

AOC-N FOD Walk
April 30 2019

FOD (Foreign Object Debris) is one of the major hazard in the airside that can be avoided with the attention and recognizing equal responsibility by all the stakeholders. To keep this in mind, Airlines Operator's Committe Nepal (AOCN) organized the FOD Walk on 30 April 2019 in the airside Apron area in association of the Tribhuvan International Airport Operator - TIACAO and major Ground Handling Agent in the airport Nepal Airlines.