NAC taking delivery of new Airbus in June


25th Mar, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Mar 25: The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is taking delivery of one Airbus A330-200 wide body within first week of June and another A330 one month later.

A five-member technical team is departing to France this week for inspecting the manufacturing of A330-200 aircraft.

The corporation has invested around 24 billion to purchase the two new aircraft. The NAC had sent Nrs. 8 billion to AAR Corporation in the first installment, and made agreement to take loan of 12 billion each from Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Citizen Investment Trust. The remaining amount will be paid before the arrival of the aircraft.

According to NAC spokesperson Rabindra Shrestha, the corporation will be using the A330 aircraft to conduct scheduled flight to Osaka Airport, Japan and Seoul Incheon Airport, Korea in the first phase. Japan has called NAC for the air service agreement, he added.

The Airbus A330-200 will be NAC's aircraft long haul flights.  NAC has announced to increase flight frequencies to major destinations like Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Doha. It is also launching flight operation to four new long-haul routes namely Seoul (South Korea), Tokyo (Japan), Dammam (Saudi Arabia) and Sydney (Australia) after the arrival of A330s aircraft.