Making distance a myth, Nepal welcome two new Airlines

Nepalese tourism have received two new gems to rocket up the boosting industry. The launch of two new aircrafts, one private international, Himalayan Airlines , and another domestic airline, Sourya Airlines, has come up with new hopes in tourism industry.

bombardierHimalayan Airlines is a joint venture between Airlines of China and Nepali investors that include Nepal Aviation Investment and Yeti Airlines. And Sourya Airlines is starting domestic operations with Bombardier CRJ 200 jets that will cut flight time between Kathmandu and Dhangadi by nearly half. At a joint venture agreement on Tuesday,  Himalayan Airlines announced it would start in operations with Kathmandu to Lhasa and Chengdu flights on 28 October.

The company is acquiring two Airbus 319 Series 2 aircraft and has options for three more as its network expands to points in India, the Gulf and Hong Kong. The airline said it is eying direct flights to Europe by next year. Sourya’s first 50-seater Bombardier CRJ landed in Kathmandu on Monday and will be serving trunk routes between Kathmandu and Dhangadi, Nepalganj, Bhairawa, Biratnagar and Bhadrapur.

The airline says it is adding another CRJ200 next year. The airline was launched with overseas Nepali investment, and former pilots of Buddha Air and Yeti.


News Source : Nepali Times

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