Following the government’s directive to resume limited regular flights, Turkish has started Kathmandu-Istanbul connections that were stopped in March after the flight pain went into effect. Turkish airlines operated its first scheduled flight on 3 September, and will be flying weekly on Thursdays from Kathmandu to Istanbul on 10, 17, and 24 September. The flight coincided with the seventh anniversary of Turkish Airlines’ service to Kathmandu.
Turkish Airlines has created guidelines for safe travel during the pandemic, which include online check-ins, fever checks, no contact boarding procedures, provision of a hygiene kit, new catering guidelines and more. Passengers can get tested at the PCR centre in Istanbul Airport. During the flight, hospital-standard High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters will clean the air onboard. Find more information here.