Nepal Airlines new aircraft ‘Gaunthali’ landed at TIA


1st Feb, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), received its second Y-12e aircraft on Wednesday.

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A 17-seater Y12-E series aircraft that took off from Kumintang on Monday landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) .

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has named this aircraft Gaunthali with a call sign 9N-AKT.

Dutch  pilot captain Roberts Varbonk and co-pilot Mark Aboncher had flown this aircraft to Kathmandu.

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The aircraft that took off from Kumintang on Monday, flew to Kolkata of India via Rangoon of Myanmar on Tuesday and then to Kathmandu today.

China has provided one MA60 and one Y-12e worth Rs2.94 billion as gifts. The other aircraft are being bought with a soft loan of Rs3.72 billion provided by China’s EXIM Bank.

Last Friday, the NAC had brought the third Chinese MA-60 aircraft to Nepal. The NAC has yet to bring two more aircraft to Nepal under this agreement.