Historic day for NAC as it signed purchase deal for two Airbus A330-200 today
April 7, 2017
The sales and purchase agreement for two wide-body Airbus A330-200 has been signed today by Nepal Airlines Corporation and AAR Corp. The two aircraft are expected to arrive in Nepal by April and May 2018.
The agreement has been signed today by the Management Director of NAC Sugat Ratna Kansakar and AAR’s chief Dipak Sharma.
According to Kansakar, the price of two Airbus A330-200 is allocated $209.6 million ($104.8 million each) which is the highest ever purchase in the history of Nepalese aviation. Kansakar tweeted, “Historic day for NAC! Purchase agreement signed for two Wide Body aircraft A330-200 today after NAC Board approval!!”
Airbus A330-200 can carry 280 passengers in a two-class layout. The supplier is intended to include maintenance crews and the cost of a minimum set of flight for at least one year. Moreover, it will also include tools required for regular day-to-day maintenance and the cost of consumable spare parts.
The current owner of the two wide-body jet aircraft, which NAC is acquiring soon, is an airline based in Lisbon, Portugal named HI Fly.
NAC has announced to increase flight frequencies to major destinations like Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Doha. Also it will be launching four new long-haul routes namely Seoul (South Korea), Tokyo (Japan), Dammam (Saudi Arabia) and Sydney (Australia).