Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is in negotiation with Bhutan Airlines to finalize the wet lease agreement of one A319/A320/A321 aircraft. NAC received sealed bid from two to wet lease of one A319/A320/A321 aircraft. Bhutan Air and Ukraine’s Star Aviation delivered their interest in providing one of the aircraft to NAC as a wet lease. The bid arrived only after second tender notice as there was none at the first one.
MD of NAC Sugat Kansakar said, “Ukraine’s Star Aviation approached with hefty wet lease amount so, we are in talk with Bhutan Airlines. As per the notice, we are requiring an aircraft on wet lease by 2nd week of July to a maximum of 60 days. The agreement is not finalized yet as we are in negotiations with the Bhutan Airlines for the wet lease of one Airbus A319 aircraft.”
The cooperation is about to auction its one vintage Boeing 757 whereas another 757 is requiring a detail maintenance works. So, taking one aircraft on wet lease, NAC is trying to continue the smooth flow of international flight operations and release pressure on its two Airbus A320s.
The corporation published sealed bid notice for wet lease on 10th May 2017 inviting bids from Leasing Companies, manufacturers, airline operators, owners and banks. The deadline was extended to 7th June.