NAC to start flights in Japan

5th Jul, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, July 05: Nepal Airlines has gained permission to resume flights in Japan service after a 10-year hiatus. It has gained permission to start 3 weekly flights to Tokyo Narita Airport beginning in September.

It will be using two wide-body Airbus A330 jets, one of which arrived to Tribhuvan International Airport on June 28. NAC spokesperson Rabindra Shrestha said that they would be operating three flights per week to Narita International Airport. “We are making necessary arrangements like appointing general sales agents to begin flights by September.”

Earlier, NAC had begun preparations to operate flights to Kansai International Airport in Osaka as it was not allowed to serve other airports in Japan under the old air service agreement (ASA), said Nepal. Nepal and Japan entered a discussion to revise the ASA on June 18, increasing the number of flights from twice weekly to 14 weekly flights with any type of aircraft on a reciprocal basis. The revised ASA also allowed NAC to fly to Narita International Airport and other airports in Japan.