The only private international airline of Nepal, Himalaya Airlines, will reinstate its direct Dubai Flight service from today. The Airline will conduct its direct flights to Dubai by its newly manufactured Airbus A320-214 series aircraft.
The Airline previously had inaugurated its direct flight service to Dubai from April 28 this year which remains halted since July 14 due to some unclear circumstances will resume its service from today.
According to the carrier, the flight will depart from Kathmandu at 10:40 local time, arriving in Dubai at 13:25 hrs. The return flight will depart from Dubai at 14:25 local time, arriving in Kathmandu at 20:20 hrs. The duration of the flight is four hours non-stop from Kathmandu to Dubai. Everyone including the passengers and travel agents are very positive about this announcement about Dubai flight. With the launch of daily service, the airline will operate its Airbus 320-214 on the route, offering 8 Business class and 150 Economy class seats for travelers on a regular basis.
National Flag Carrier, Nepal Airlines previously operated its schedule flight in the sector of Kathmandu Dubai continuously for 8 years. But after gaining only loss in the flight of this sector Kathmandu-Dubai-Kathmandu, the operation was shut in 2011 which had also resume its service from August 18, last year.
The Dubai market was solely covered by ‘Fly Dubai’ Airlines in Kathmandu Dubai sector, beside Himalaya Airlines and Nepal Airlines. Nepalese Airline operator will need to bring a competitive fare for competing with this budget airline. Premium airline needs to make agreement about the fare with budget airline before conducting the flights to same sector.
Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China joint venture, was established in August 2014. The airline started its first scheduled flight operations from May 31 last year. Himalaya Airlines presently owns three Airbus A320-214 series aircraft and will also be conducting the direct flight to Dammam departing Kathmandu from today. Currently, the airline conduct scheduled flights to four destinations including Dammam and Dubai. The airline has extended its wings in collaboration with Tibet Airlines which has successfully done its inauguration flight on Chengdu- Kathmandu and Xian-Kathmandu route on August 8, this year.