Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), the country’s flag carrier, is flying to Beijing tonight with a wide-body A-330 aircraft to deliver critical medical supplies that China is offering Nepal to combat the Covid-19 crisis.
According to the NAC, the plane is flying to Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China, to deliver oxygen cylinders and ventilators issued by the Chinese government as part of a grant. It will transport to Nepal 400 oxygen cylinders and 20 ventilators.
The NAC flight will leave Kathmandu at 11:30 p.m. on Monday and return at 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday.
The NAC is sending the aircraft to pick up the medical supplies at the request of the Ministry of Health and Population and in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, according to NAC spokesperson Karishma Shrestha.
The national flag-carrier, according to the NAC spokesperson, is able to provide emergency health supplies at any time in the current calamity if the government orders it.