The joint venture international carrier of Nepal, Himalaya Airlines has confirmed adding introducing another Airbus A319 aircraft in its present fleet of A320 aircraft. The airline has stated that the arrival of the aircraft has been scheduled for the end of this month, September 30. The aircraft will be acquired from the Tibet Airlines of China. Himalaya Airlines has 51 per cent share of Yeti World Investment and 49 per cent share of Tibet Airlines.
The new aircraft to join the fleet is an Airbus 319 -115SL single aisle narrow body aircraft presently flying for Tibet Airlines. The aircraft is of serial number MSN 9020. The ferry flight for the delivery of aircraft will be conducted from Airbus facility in Tianjin, China.
Presently the airline owns three Airbus 320 series aircraft one of which has been wet leased to Bamboo Airways of Vietnam for a year. The other two aircraft are flying to six different international destinations.
Established in August 2014, the company has been operating commercial flights to Dhaka, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur and has recently started operating flights to Abu Dhabi as well.
Himalaya Airlines has also confirmed that it will very soon conduct three weekly flights to newly constructed Daxing International Airport, Beijing.
Himalaya Airlines is presently in the process of acquiring the aircraft and preparing the flight crews. Recently, the carrier had also hired new pilots and cabin crew.