Himalaya Airlines adds second aircraft with two new destinations

17th Jan, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU : The newest Air service provider of Nepal, Himalaya Airlines has added its second aircraft in its fleet on a long term dry lease. With the landing of new aircraft in the Nepali soil the Air service provider also has added two new air destinations in its list prompting new avenue in the tourism sector of Nepal. Now the People of Nepal can tour Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Yangon, Myanmar.

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The new Airbus 320- 214 of Himalaya Airlines bearing Nepal Registration no. 9N-ALV, is configured with 158 seats, including 8 business class and 150 economy class. “The airline adds its second aircraft in its second year of its operations and plans to add 2 more aircrafts by the end of the year 2017. To ensure passengers enjoy their journey during flight, the Airbus 320- 214 aircraft is equipped with its refreshed comfortable seats, inflight entertainment with latest videos and audios,” the statement states.

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The new aircraft will start its operation from 10th of February with 5 weekly flights to Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur from Nepali Capital Kathmandu, whereas there will be two scheduled flights to Yangon, Myanmar in a week according to the released press note.

Along with the announcement of new route and addition of second fleet the company also has appointed Carnival Travel SDN BHD and My Golden Lion Aviation Pvt. Ltd as its General Sales Agents (GSA) for Malaysia and Myanmar respectively.

“The launching airfare for Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur-Kathmandu flight starts from NPR 25,375.oo (round trip) and for Kuala Lumpur- Kathmandu- Kuala Lumpur flight starts from MYR 928.00 (round trip). Similarly the launching airfare for Kathmandu – Yangon- Kathmandu starts from NPR 29,600.00 (round trip) and for Yangon- Kathmandu- Yangon flight starts from USD 320.00 (round trip). Governmental taxes will be extra,” the statement from Airlines said.

“With the addition of Kuala Lumpur and Yangon to its currently operated Doha and Colombo sectors, the airlines has strengthen Nepal’s connectivity in Asiatic region,” the company claimed.

“We are thrilled to welcome our second aircraft A320-214, which will help strengthen the air connectivity of Nepal to international network. We are also very pleased to further expand our network by launching two new destinations which will help to meet the rising demand for not just leisure and religious travel but also VFR (visiting friends and relatives) between Nepal and Kuala Lumpur and Yangon. These latest destinations’ launch also emphasizes Himalaya Airlines ongoing commitment to connect Nepal directly with Asia Pacific countries and boost tourism as well as trade opportunities,” Vijay Shrestha, Vice President, Administration of the Airlines was quoted in the press release issued late on Tuesday.

P.S: Himalaya Airlines is Nepal- China joint venture.