BEIJING — China has reopened air links between Tibet and neighboring Nepal, the sole Western hotel manager in the troubled regional capital of Lhasa said Monday.
The route was opened amid fanfare in 1987 but then suspended because of pro-independence demonstrations and rioting in Lhasa.
Martial law, imposed on the city in March last year, is still in force.
A Royal Nepal Airlines jet brought more than 100 passengers into the remote Himalayan region Saturday on the first flight in the scheduled weekly service. Air China will fly to Nepal's capital, Katmandu, once a week.