Himalaya Airlines to lease out its one of A320 aircraft to ‘Bamboo Airways’

Himalaya Airlines, a Nepali international air carrier is preparing to lease out its one of Airbus A320 aircraft.

The carrier is planning to lease out its one Airbus 320 aircraft to Bamboo Airways of Vietnam.

Previously, the carrier prepared to lease out its aircraft to ‘Salam Air’ but the planned was canceled after the decision was not satisfactory between both airlines.

Himalaya Airlines informed that the carrier is planning to lease out the aircraft within the month of May (Baisakh).

According to the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) office, the aircraft of Himalaya Airlines is being painted in Bamboo Airways’ logo at the present time.

Vijay Shrestha, vice president of Himalaya Airlines stated that the preparation is going on to lease out one of the Airbus series aircraft for a short time.

“There is a worldwide practice of giving and renting aircraft with another airline company for a short period of time, “he said.

“Such practice is done internationally and we are going to do that only for a short time,” he said.

Similarly, the carrier has paid 10 Million pending dues of the airport service charge to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on May 3, 2019.

Raj Kumar Chhetri, General Manager of TIA stated that Himalaya Airlines has paid 10 Million and had made written commitment to pay NRs 75 lakhs monthly as an installment to TIA.

The carrier will be paying pending dues from the amount received from Bamboo Airways as aircraft leasing out money.

Himalaya Airlines owns 3 Airbus A320 series aircraft.

Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China joint venture offering international flight services, entered the Chinese market with a maiden flight to its latest destination, Chongqing, a major tourist city of the People’s Republic of China. In October 18, the carrier commenced commercial flight in China.




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