Air Asia signs commitment paper to repay its dues by April

Kathmandu: As the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is preparing to halt the flight services of Air Asia X in Nepal, the Airline has made a written commitment for paying its dues Monday.

The representatives of Malaysia’s private airline Air Asia arrived in Kathmandu yesterday and made their commitment to clear dues in two installments.

The representative of Air Asia and the representative of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) have signed the agreement over the dues clearance.

As per the agreement, the Air Asia has committed to repay around 40 per cent dues by April and remaining the end of July.

The TI has prepared and warned to halt the flight operations of Air Asia X from March 6.

The airline company has yet to pay a huge debt to the CAAN in service charges including passenger service charge, airport development fee, landing, parking fees as well as the fees for using navigational equipment.

The Air Asia has to pay around Rs. 190 million to the TIA under the airport tax services.

Earlier, the Air Asia X had expressed commitment to clear all its dues by the end of February, 2018.