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UAE airlines add more flights to Nepal

Extra flights are put on to assist people getting in and out of the quake-hit country

UAE airlines add more flights to Nepal
Emergency workers and bystanders clear debris while searching for survivors under a collapsed temple in Basantapur Durbar Square following an earthquake on April 25 in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Getty Images)

UAE airlines have added additional flights to Nepal in order to assist passengers looking to get to and from the country, following the deadly quake that struck the country on Saturday.

Flights in and out of Kathmandu airport were disrupted as a result of the disaster, but flights resumed on Monday.

The National newspaper reports that FlyDubai hopes to operate more flights in and out of Tribhuvan International Airport.

“It is quite congested with everyone trying to send their recovery aircraft,” a spokesperson for Fly Dubai told the newspaper, adding that passengers should expect delays due to ongoing ground operations in Kathmandu.

Etihad Airways added an extra flight on Monday to assister passenger, in addition to its twice daily service.

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