Himalaya Airlines Inaugural Flight to Dammam takes off today


1st Sep, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Sep 01: The Nepal- China joint venture aviation service provider Himalaya Airlines has started its daily service to Dammam, Saudi Arabia that started today .i.e. 1st September, a gift to the passengers.

Dammam is one of the most sought destination of Nepali’s for foreign employment and currently approximately 500,000 Nepalese laborers, skilled and semi-skilled working there. “Commencement of daily direct flight by Himalaya Airlines is definitely going to ease the travel for thousands of Nepalese who have been paying hefty ticket prices as well as spending more travel time while commuting between Saudi Arabia & Kathmandu,” airlines previously claimed in statement released last month.

The company now will operate one flight every day, flight H9 559 of Himalayan Airlines, which will depart from Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu at 22:30 hours (Local Time) and will reach King Fadh International Airport, Dammam at 00:50 hours (Local Time) the next day.

The return flight H9 560 will depart from Fadh International Airport, Dammam at 01:50 hours (Local Time) and will arrive in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu at 09:15 hours (Local Time).

The airfare offered by the airline for Kathmandu – Dammam starts from NPR 23,800 (one way) and NPR 38,000 (round trip). Similarly, for the route Dammam – Kathmandu, the airfare starts from SAR 850 (one way) and SAR 1,360 (round trip) excluding applicable taxes. The Free Baggage Allowance for both the routes is 40 Kg for Business Class and 30 Kg for Economy Class.

The airline has appointed Asfar Travel and Tourism as its General Sales Agents (GSA), who will represent the airline in Saudi Arabia and will be responsible for the airline’s sales and marketing, market development, reservations and ticketing services.