As ‘Karnali’ the retired Boeing 757 with registration 9N-ACA prepares to take off as an operational passenger aircraft for Kathmandu-Delhi sector in nearest future with BB Airways, Nepal Airlines instructs the dealing airliner to replenish the full payment within a week to finalize the purchase.
BB Airways with intension of buying the aircraft had submitted a payment of 10 per cent of the total amount 13th of October 2017 promising thereby to fill the full payments within a week from the date. As the airliner failed to submit the remaining payment till date, Nepal Airlines decides to finalize the deal within this week which is yet to be decided by the payment of BB Airways.
Corporate Director Rabindra Shrestha informed that the deadline of the payment has been sent to BB Airways and if the airliner fails to fulfill the payment, the aircraft will instead be sold to American Company Avian and BB Airways will also not be able to reimburse the payment of 150 thousands USD they paid as 10% initial payment of the purchase.
The flag carrier had set 1.71 million USD price ‘Karnali’ however, the corporation had planned to sell its 30 years old Boeing with the minimum sale price of 1.5 million USD but still no bidders were willing to buy the aircraft at that amount until Mr. Bhatta decided to acquire it for his BB Airways.
However the officials from BB Airways are still confirming that the aircraft would be purchased by them. The Managing Director for BB Airways Shishir Bhatta had also told that they sent the initial payment to purchase the payment so they would be co coordinating with Nepal Airlines regarding the purchase upon their call.
BB Airways had previously started its commercial flight on 8th Bhadra 2069 to Malaysia from a leased Boeing aircraft and all its operation was shut three months later.It has been reported that BB Airways has already paid amount of one hundred and fifty five thousand USD to Nepal Airlines as initial payment for the Boeing aircraft.