Nepal Airlines to receive delivery of new Airbus on June 28
21st Jun, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew
KATHMANDU, Jun 21: Nepal Airlines is taking delivery of its widebody A 330-200 Airbus named "Annapurna" on June 28. The aircraft has already gone through tests flights in France in preparation for its delivery to Kathmandu.
This is the first of two widebody aircraft that the NAC is purchasing from AAR Corporation. NAC is planning to start commercial flights of the aircraft from the second half of August. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has given "Annapurna" the call sign "9NALY" . The aircraft has a total of 274 seats, which includes 16 business class seats.
Managing Director of Nepal Airlines, Sugat Ratna Kansakar, said that it has purchased the new planes with the aim of helping the growth of tourism in the country. The move would also help increase the market share of NAC.
The two airplanes were purchased at a cost of 21.9 billion rupees with loans from the Employees Provident Fund and the Citizen Investment Trust. The new aircraft will be taking flights to Doha and Dubai, while in the near future will be taking routes to different destinations in Japan and China as well.