Nepal has been facing a fuel crisis since September 2015. Being a landlocked country, it depends on its neighbors India and China for the import of fuel. However, the border points have been blockaded since September due to strikes and protests opposing the new constitution.
Petromax Nepal was contracted to supply ATF to Kathmandu Airport, and it has appointed Jordan Aviation Airlines to airlift aviation turbine fuel (ATF). Since November 2015, the Boeing 767-200(ER) has been making 1-3 flights from Kathmandu to Lucknow and Kolkata in India. According to The Himalayan Times, it brings 75 tonnes of ATF per flight and sells it at Rs. 210 per liter to Nepal Oil Corporation.
Photo: NepaliAviator.com (All Rights Reserved)
- Airline: Jordan Aviation
- Aircraft Type: Boeing 767-204ER
- Registration: JY-JAG
- Remarks: As seen on final for RWY 02 at Kathmandu, originating Lucknow (December 31, 2015)