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Himalaya Airlines adds second Airbus jet to fleet

Kathmandu, February 1, 2017: Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China joint-venture carrier, inducted second Airbus A320 aircraft in its fleet on Tuesday.

The brand new aircraft, with registration number of 9N-ALV, was welcomed by a ceremonial water cannon salute after it touched down at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, arriving from Hamburg, Germany.

“With the arrival of the second Airbus, the Himalaya Airlines team is highly inspired to work harder towards achieving excellence in our services,” said Vijay Shrestha, Vice President—Administration.

“It enables us to bring new opportunities to connect Nepal directly with new destinations and contribute towards the economic development of the country,” he said.

“The arrival of the second aircraft within its first year of operation is definitely a milestone for Himalaya Airlines as well as for the aviation industry.”

The new A320 aircraft has 158 seats—eight business class and 150 economy—in two class configuration.

Himalaya Airlines was established in August 2014. It started its scheduled flights operations from May last year flying directly to Doha, Qatar and to Colombo, Sri Lanka in October.

Himalaya Airlines has announced flying directly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on February 10 and Yangon, Myanmar on February 24.

In the upcoming months, the carrier plans to connect to Dammam, Delhi, Ahmadabad and Chennai in the first phase and later to Dubai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Beijing, Lhasa and Chengdu as well.