Nepal Airlines to start direct flights to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2nd Feb, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is starting direct flight schedule to Riyadh King Khalid International Airport (RUH).

As per the preliminary information, flight RA-219 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat) and RA-220 (Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun) will be conducting four flights a week to the King Khalid airport at Saudi Arabia. These scheduled flight will come into operation after NAC receives two wide-body aircraft in the coming months.

NAC Continuing Airworthiness Management (CAM) department has already informed all interested CAR 145 Maintenance Organizations at Riyadh Kind Khalid International Airport (RUH) for the Line maintenance support of A330 powered with RR Trent 772B engines.

According to the notice produced on January 29, the sealed bids must be submitted to the Office of the Director, CAM Department of NAC at Tribhuvan International Airport within 15 calendar days from the date of publication from the date of publication of the short notice.

The Civil Aviation Ministry has designated three international long-haul routes for NAC to serve after it receives its two wide-body aircraft on order in the next six months. A minister-level decision on December 24, 2017 had approved NAC to expand its international flight network and operate flights to Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia, ministry officials said.

NAC is nearing to take the delivery of two A330-200 wide-body aircraft that will serve the corporation with its long-distance flights to Korea, Japan and Australia.