Himalaya Airlines Third Aircraft landed at TIA
31st Mar, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew
KATHMANDU, March 31: Himalaya Airlines, welcomed its third brand new Airbus A320-214 into its fleet, at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Friday.
The aircraft, with the registration number 9N-ALW, was welcomed by a ceremonial water cannon salute after it touched down, arriving from Germany.
This is the second A320 aircraft that is delivered to the Airline within the year 2017 and now the airline is a proud owner of third Airbus 320 aircrafts in its fleet. Adding up to third Airbus 320 within its first year of commercial flight operations is indeed a remarkable achievement for a Nepalese private airline company. Himalaya Airlines is marked as a fast growing private airline of Nepal and has definitely set an example for Nepalese Aviation sector.
The airline held a special welcome ceremony on the ramp of Tribhuvan International Airport to the much-anticipated arrival. Guest of Honor at the event who officiated at the welcome ceremony together were Himalaya Airlines’ President – Zhao Guo Qiang, Vice President- Administration, Vijay Shrestha along with H9 senior management team.
“The year 2017 has been the year of achievements for Himalaya Airlines as we have welcomed our 2nd Aircraft on January 31, and launched 2 new sectors- Kuala Lumpur and Yangon in February. With the arrival of third Airbus 320, we plan to expand our global network and strengthen the air connectivity of Nepal to the international arena” Mr.Vijay Shrestha, Vice President- Administration said.
This Airbus 320-214 series is a narrow-body aircraft with 8 & 150 passengers in its Business and Economy seat configurations, ensuring high level of flying comfort.
Third Airbus will enter into service on April 2017 and will facilitate the flights to new sectors such as Dammam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bangkok, Beijing, Lhasa and Chengdu along with currently flying sectors.
Himalaya Airlines at present has two Airbus and is providing its service to Doha, Colombo, Kuala Lumpur and Rangon.
Over the coming five years, the airline aims at acquiring 15 Airbus 320 family aircraft and plans to connect Kathmandu to various new destinations in Asia and beyond.
The company will introduce long haul wide body aircraft of A330 family in due course of time for the operation of direct flights to Japan, Korea, Europe, Australia, and America.
Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal- China joint venture, is fast growing private airlines of Nepal. Established in August 2014.