February 26th 2010 marks the official countdown to Nepal Tourism Year 2011. Im sure when the procession etc takes place in Kathmandu later today ill have more pictures and things to share but for now this is it. Malaysia Airlines has announced that it will start flights between Kathmandu and Kuala-Lumpur soon which will mean that there will be 32 international airlines flying into Kathmandu. Air connectivity within Asia and Middle East should not be a big problem yet the connectivity between Europe/Americas and Japan remains a problem. However, with the addition of the international airlines one must also realise how much Tribhuvan International Airport can actually handle. CAAN (Civil Aviation Authority Nepal) is on the process of issuing international operation license to Buddha Air and Shree Air which currently operate on domestic routes and to Dynamic airlines and Unity airlines which will operate as a new airline. Lets hope these plans do not only remain a plan, hopefully theyll finalise *look at where Alpine Air is, the new international air was expected to launch its new flights from the first week of February and here we are; on our last days of February.
Hoping for Happy Days ahead. I hope infrastructure is improved, attractions, hotels, restaurants and lastly our attitudes.