Himalaya Airlines to soar higher with the third aircraft
April 2, 2017 Kathmandu, Nepal
Himalaya Airlines’ third new Airbus A320-214 aircraft arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal from Hamburg, Germany on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10:45 am NST. The aircraft, with the registration number 9N-ALW, was welcomed by a ceremonial water cannon salute after it touched down the ground.
This is the second A320 aircraft that is delivered to the Airline within the year 2017 and now the airline is a proud owner of 3 Airbus 320 aircraft in its fleet. Adding up to 3 Airbus 320 within its 1st year of commercial flight operations is indeed a remarkable achievement for a Nepalese private airline company. Himalaya Airlines is marked as a fast growing private airline of Nepal and has definitely set an example for Nepalese Aviation sector.
The airline held a special welcome ceremony on the ramp of Tribhuvan International Airport to the much-anticipated arrival. Guest of Honor at the event who officiated at the welcome ceremony together were Himalaya Airlines’ President – Zhao Guo Qiang, Vice President- Administration, Vijay Shrestha along with H9 senior management team.
“The year 2017 has been the year of achievements for Himalaya Airlines as we have welcomed our 2nd Aircraft on January 31, and launched 2 new sectors- Kuala Lumpur and Yangon in February. With the arrival of third Airbus 320, we plan to expand our global network and strengthen the air connectivity of Nepal to the international arena” remarked, Mr. Vijay Shrestha, Vice President- Administration.
This Airbus 320-214 series is a narrow-body aircraft with 8 & 150 passengers in its Business and Economy seat configurations, ensuring high level of flying comfort.
This 3rd Airbus will enter into service on April 2017 and will facilitate the flights to new sectors such as Dammam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bangkok, Beijing, Lhasa and Chengdu along with currently flying sectors.
About Himalaya Airlines Pvt, Ltd.
Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal- China joint venture, is fast growing private airlines of Nepal. Established in August 2014, Himalaya Airlines is a full service premium carrier. The airline started its first scheduled flight operations from May 31, 2016 flying directly to Doha, Qatar. Currently the airline is making the direct flights to two more business and leisure destinations, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Yangon, Myanmar on regular basis.
The airlines plans to add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network within 2017, including Dammam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bangkok, Beijing, Lhasa and Chengdu flying passengers on board its new aircraft.
The Airline currently has 3 Airbus 320-214 series of narrow-body aircraft in its fleet with two seat configurations that can respectively hold 8 & 150 passengers in its Business and Economy seats. The carrier received its first new Airbus on March 9, 2016, second Airbus on January 31, 2017 and third new airbus on March 31, 2017. Over the coming five years, the airline has a target of acquiring 15 aircrafts to connect Kathmandu with various new destinations in Asia and beyond. The Airlines will also introduce long haul wide body aircraft of A330 family in due course of time for the operation of direct flights to Japan, Korea, Europe, Australia, and America.
Himalaya Airlines’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers with latest blockbusters movies, music, funny videos and documentaries. Passengers flying in Himalaya Airlines flights can also spend their quality time flipping through the in-flight magazine – Danfe.
The passengers can experience the warm Nepali hospitality and excellent customer service exclusively tailored to meet the traveler’s needs on-board.