Himalaya Airlines starting Colombo flights from Oct 1


21st Sep, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU: Himalaya Airlines is starting scheduled flight to Colombo from October 1.

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The airline will fly its Airbus A320-214 -- configured with eight Business Class and 150 Economy Class seats -- on the new route, according to Vijay Shrestha, vice president of Himalaya Airlines.

Himalaya Airlines will fly to the Sri Lankan capital city three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. It will depart from Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu at 11:30 am and will arrive in Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo at 15:15pm local time, back to Kathmandu at 4.15 pm local time and arrives TIA 20:15pm according to Shrestha.

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“After an overwhelming response received from our two non-scheduled flights to Colombo, we found this route to be very potential," he said.

The airline also said that it was pleased to be able to resume services to and from Colombo as it is an important market for tourism promotion of both countries.

The airline has appointed Classic Travel as its General Sales Agents (GSA).

Himalaya Airlines is offering one-way fare at Rs 29,191 for and roundtrip fare at Rs 50,041 with inclusive of all government taxes.

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The airline started commercial flights on May 31, starting a direct flight to Doha, Qatar. It has plans to connect Kathmandu with New Delhi, Yangon, Dammam, Beijing, Lhasa, Chengdu, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Dubai.